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TROPICS: Tropical Storm Mindy makes landfall in Florida tonight; will push more moisture toward the Midlands through Thursday

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Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 10:53 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - We’re keeping a close eye on Mindy.

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Headlines:

  • Tropical Storm Mindy made landfall at St. Vincent Island, Florida, Wednesday evening.
  • Mindy will track over land through Thursday and emerge over the Atlantic Ocean by Thursday afternoon.
  • Some of the system’s moisture will continue to push into the Midlands through Thursday, creating showers and storms.

Weather Story:

All eyes are on Mindy churning in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Mindy made landfall at St. Vincent Island, Florida, Wednesday evening.

At 11 p.m. Wednesday, Mindy had sustained winds at 45 mph and was moving northeast at 20 mph. The pressure was at 1002 mb.

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As Mindy continues tracking over land, it will weaken as it eventually emerges back over water - this time, the Atlantic Ocean, by Thursday afternoon.

Mindy will spread a good deal of rain over Florida and southeast Georgia before it pushes over the southeast U.S. coast.

By this weekend, Mindy is forecast to weaken into a remnant area of low pressure well offshore of the East Coast of the U.S.

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While Mindy won’t have a direct impact on the Midlands of South Carolina, some of the system’s moisture will continue pushing into the Midlands through Thursday, creating scattered showers and storms. This will happen as a cold front sweeps through the Palmetto State. Be watchful of some tropical downpours tonight into Thursday.

Stay with your WIS First Alert Weather Team for further weather updates.

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