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Potential tropical development nearing Georgia, South Carolina coasts

Minimal impacts for South Georgia, Big Bend
Posted at 5:50 PM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-27 20:48:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A small area of low pressure is located roughly 400 miles east-southeast of Savannah, Georgia. Showers and thunderstorms are becoming more organized as it moves westward today.

Tomorrow, this system may develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm as it moves west-northwestward at around 15-20 mph, making landfall on coastal Georgia and South Carolina later on Monday. If deemed necessary, the National Hurricane Center will investigate the system on Monday afternoon by Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft. Direct impacts will be focused along the Georgia and southern South Carolina coasts, with a few inches of rain and gusty winds expected.

Minimal impacts are expected in the Big Bend and South Georgia. However, there will likely be an increase in storm coverage throughout Monday and Tuesday, especially for the northeastern most counties.

The remnants of this storm, as it pushes farther inland throughout the early and midweek, will possibly drive more storm development locally.

Nevertheless, there is already plenty of atmospheric support, in addition to this potential tropical system, to provide for a wet and unsettled pattern this week into Fourth of July Weekend. Heavy rain and gusty winds will be scattered throughout the Big Bend and South Georgia during the next week.