BY SEAN COLEMAN Weather forecasters are warning about heavy rain and wind on the eastern seaboard of the United States on Friday and a storm surge in the Carolinas and eastern South Carolina, which is also facing the possibility of flooding.
The National Weather Service said a system of strong tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain is expected to hit the coast Friday night into Saturday.
“The tropical storm threat is continuing to develop as of 12:40 p.m.
CDT, and is expected by noon to hit South Carolina and South Florida,” the NWS said.
The storm could bring heavy downpours and flooding. “
South Carolina is also under a severe threat of a storm with a sustained maximum wind speed of 130 mph (210 kph).”
The storm could bring heavy downpours and flooding.
It is not clear how long the storm will be over southern Florida.
The storm is forecast to move into the southeastern part of the state on Friday night, possibly reaching the area around Cape Canaveral and possibly moving inland, according the NPS.
A storm surge of up to 1 foot (305 millimeters) is expected from the storm and winds could reach as high as 110 mph (185 kph).
The NWS also warned of storm surge flooding on the coast.
Heavy rain and gusts are possible for parts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Alabama.
The heaviest rain is forecast in Alabama, with up to 3 inches (100 millimeters), the NCS said.
The Storm Prediction Center said in a preliminary storm surge advisory for the central and southern Gulf Coast states that the storm is expected “to move into southern Florida by Friday evening, and could impact the state by Saturday morning.”
“The storm is projected to be a very powerful storm and could produce substantial amounts of rainfall and gusty winds over the entire state, with the most intense storms occurring in coastal counties, with coastal flooding potentially being the most significant hazard,” the center said.
A flash flood warning is in effect for parts or all of Florida from Cape Canaveral to the Alabama Gulf Coast, as well as in some of the lower Mississippi rivers, the NHC said.
Winds will increase by 40 to 70 mph (88 to 100 kph) as the storm approaches, the center added.
On Thursday, a tropical storm warning was issued for the southern Gulf coast and eastern Florida, as the system was moving into the region.
The NHC also warned that the tropical storm could produce severe flooding and damage along the Florida coastline.
The threat of heavy rainfall has increased since the storm moved into the Gulf Coast area, and the NFSN has issued multiple flash flood warnings, including for parts and all of Georgia and Alabama and in parts of South Carolina.
A tropical storm watch for the entire Atlantic Ocean was issued Friday, and a tropical system watch was issued on Thursday for the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
“Heavy rainfall and heavy wind gusty surf is possible along the coast of the U.S., with severe coastal flooding expected along the coasts of Georgia,” the National Weather Services said.
Heavy rainfall and wind speeds of up the high 60s to the upper 70s are also possible along parts of the eastern United States.
The forecast for Friday is looking more favorable for the storm.
“A very strong tropical system will develop over parts of central and eastern U.M.I. and into Florida and the Carolins.
A major storm system with heavy winds is expected on Friday, bringing a stormy and hazardous combination of tropical storm force winds and severe flooding,” the Weather Forecast Office said.
Weather forecasts for the Southeast on Friday: SEANCOLE MCEVERS SEATTLE (AP) A tropical system headed for the Carolina has moved through South Carolina into the state’s southeastern region.
It’s a development that threatens the Southeast region, but does not necessarily pose a threat to the U,S.
Army Corp. of Engineers meteorologist John Stapleton said Friday.
The Army Corps of Engineers said the center of the system is located in the southeastern portion of the Carolinian, which covers the coastal plains from eastern Georgia through the Carolines to Georgia’s southeastern border.
The center of this system is in the Cape Canaveral area.
Stapleton says the system could reach the Carolinias coast by Saturday night, but it will likely be a tropical depression.
The area could receive 1-2 inches of rain per hour in the early afternoon and will then be expected to get only a few inches per hour through the weekend, Staplet said.
The National Weather Forecasts Office said Thursday night that a system is moving through the southern Carolinas, moving east along the Gulf of Mexico, and into the Carolinos western border, the agency said.