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National Weather Service

The National Weather Service reports the evolvement of future tropical storms. Irma could have an impact on our area.

Low pressure is expected to develop offshore of the Southeast Coast Sunday or Monday and may take on tropical or subtropical characteristics by the time it makes its closest approach to northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina.

There is still much uncertainty in regards to the early week forecast. We will continue to monitor any development of this system. Should the low be classified tropical or subtropical, it will be named Irma.

Expected Impacts:

Beach Hazards to include moderate to strong rip currents and high and rough surf through the weekend and early next week.

Rain and thunderstorms may turn heavy for a time across portions of the area early in the new week.

Brisk northeast winds for the remainder of the weekend may strengthen further early in the new week.

Across the waters, a Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the remainder of the weekend with winds and seas increasing. Gusts to Gale force are possible early in the work week.