East Coast storm to deliver nasty weather from Florida to New England into this weekend.
East Coast storm to deliver nasty weather from Florida to New England into this weekend
A storm forming off the Southeast coast is expected to bring gusty winds, heavy rain, and hazardous seas from Florida to New England as it tracks northward into the weekend. There is a medium chance for subtropical development of the storm, which may even be named by the National Hurricane Center. Regardless of whether it receives a name, the storm will produce strong winds and heavy rain along a wide area of the Eastern Seaboard. The greatest risk for heavy rain is anticipated in eastern North Carolina, with substantial rainfall forecasted.
Impacts of the Storm
The storm, whether it becomes subtropical or not, will bring significant impacts to the East Coast. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected across a wide swath of the Eastern Seaboard. The storm’s impacts will be felt from Florida to New England, with eastern North Carolina at the greatest risk for heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service in Morehead City has warned of substantial rainfall from Friday through the weekend in this area.
Development and Naming
If conditions are favorable, the storm forming off the Southeast coast may develop enough to be named by the National Hurricane Center. While there is a medium chance for subtropical development, even if the storm doesn’t receive a name, it will still deliver significant rain and wind to parts of the East Coast. Subtropical storms, although not fully tropical, can still produce strong winds and spread heavy rain well away from the storm’s center.