Tropical Depression formation likely along the East Coast

An elongated area of low pressure, previously located over northeast Florida has emerged over the western Atlantic and is now located about 60 miles east of the coast of Georgia. The low is likely to become a tropical depression or storm during the next day or so before it merges with a cold front. This low is expected to cause increasing winds and rough surf along the coasts of Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia through mid-week. A tropical storm watch may be required for a portion of the coast of North and South Carolina this afternoon.

Heavy rain is also expected to continue over portions of the Florida peninsula during the next 24 hours. A tropical wave over western Africa is forecast to emerge over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean tonight or early Monday. Conditions appear to be favorable for a slow development by the middle of next week while the wave moves westward.

Hurricane Harvey remnants may or may not affect the Mid-Atlantic as it continues to deteriorate as it moves further inland. To keep up to date with how these storms may affect Pennsylvania, look for our updated articles as the progress of the storms continue.


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