Carolinas under tropical storm watch

Carolinas under tropical storm watch
Posted at 5:44 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 14:31:42-04

(RNN) - While Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter southern Texas, the Carolinas are under their own threat.

The National Hurricane Center has issued tropical storm watches for nearly the entire length of both the South Carolina and North Carolina coastlines.

The NHC is calling the system "potential tropical cyclone 10" and forecast that it will move on-land in southern South Carolina and strafe the coastline up to southern Virginia before moving offshore and to the northeast away from land.

The storm is currently off the Georgia coast 110 miles south of Charleston, SC, with winds of 35 mph.

Tropical storms are declared when winds speeds reach 39 mph. If it reaches tropical storm status, the storm will be named Irma.

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