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Monday morning Tropics check (08/28/2017)

Posted at 6:50 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 06:50:00-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Three points of discussion to focus on today: Harvey, Potential Tropical Cyclone 10, and a new disturbance developing off the west coast of Africa.

We'll start with the biggest one: Harvey.

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to keep a center of circulation, though the wind-field has weakened. Last Friday night, the system made landfall in southeastern Texas as a CATEGORY FOUR hurricane. After that landfall, the stalling nature of the storm has brought life-threatening and catastrophic flooding to areas of southeastern Texas, including the Houston metro. Life-threatening floods continue to be the main threat across the region.

Advisories from NHC:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Mesquite Bay to High Island

As of the latest advisory (7:00am CT), the storm was located 55 miles to the NE of Port O'Connor, Texas. The system is moving to the southeast at only three miles per hour. It's slow movement has helped enhance the flooding potential across southeast Texas.

The forecast track of the system has the storm moving slowly back over the Gulf of Mexico, maintaining it's status as a tropical storm. Harvey may make a second landfall near Houston as a tropical storm, with the main threat still being heavy rainfall. Accumulations in some isolated spots may reach an ADDITIONAL TWO FEET before week's end.

In addition to Harvey, Invest 92L is now being designated as a POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE. This means advisories have been issued for tropical storm conditions across the coasts of both North and South Carolina. The storm has a 90% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. The next name on the list is "IRMA".

Advisories from NHC:

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* South Santee River to Duck
* Albemarle Sound
* Pamlico Sound

We're not done yet. A new disturbance off the coast of Africa (Invest 93L) is looking very healthy and has a 70% chance of developing as it moves west of the Cape Verde islands. Forecast models are all latching on to this system for potential development, though it is too far away from the U.S. to determine if it will bring any impacts.

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

Plus, you can get the First Alert forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.

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