Storm off East Coast Could Go Tropical, Threaten SE U.S.
SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 745 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: A non-tropical low pressure system located about 230 miles south- southeast of the South Carolina-North Carolina border has moved little during the past several hours. Since yesterday, the low has become better defined with increasing organization of the associated thunderstorm activity. Environmental conditions are gradually becoming more conducive for development, and an increase in the organization of the thunderstorms could result in the formation of a subtropical cyclone later today or on Friday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the low this morning. The low is expected to drift generally northward over the next couple of days, and interests along the southeastern coast of the United States should continue to monitor the progress of this system. Regardless of development, heavy rain is expected over portions of the coastal southeastern United States for the next several days. For additional information, see products from your local National Weather Service forecast office and High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued by 2 PM EDT. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent
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