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Thoughts While Shaving for August 3

Tropical storm Isaias (pronounced “ee-ah-EE-ahs”) continues up the southeastern USA coast … I will share info from the 7:30 a.m. Monday briefing.

Key take-aways …

Tropical storm force winds expected by early evening for northeast SC and later this evening for southeast NC. The gusty winds will produce downed trees, damage to weak structures and power outages.

Some storm surge inundation and beach erosion is likely, especially with this evening’s high tide south of Cape Fear.

Heavy rainfall is expected along with some flooding of prone areas. Some road closures possible. Currently, most areas are expected to receive 3-6″ with some locally higher amounts possible.

Some tornadoes are possible – especially this evening and overnight.

Hazardous maritime conditions will develop later, and especially tonight across adjacent coastal waters. In addition, strong rip currents are possible today through midweek.

Minor flooding is expected at many locations with a low chance of moderate river flooding – however this is dependent on where the heaviest rainfall occurs.

The next briefing for northeast SC and southeast NC: 12 PM Monday, August 3, 2020.

Winds associated with the storm are in the 70 mph range, about 5 mph less than hurricane speed. However, the winds can still cause serious problems for the area. Use caution, stay tuned for more details. Google NWS for updates throughout the day … or watch the Weather Channel …

High temps today in the mid 80s, thunderstorms possible this p.m. and an 80% chance of rain, increasing to 100% tonight.

Showers Tuesday and possibly thunderstorms. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny with a high near 88. Chance of rain is 70%. The storm is expected to move along at a fairly fast pace.

Huge crowd attended funeral services Sunday for Coach, County Commissioner, former City Councilman, Russell Priest. He died Thursday. Services were held on the athletic field at East Bladen High School.

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“Let us remember; One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”

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