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TROPICS: Low pressure off the SC coast is showing signs of tropical development

Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 7:49 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - We’re watching an area of low pressure east of the South Carolina coast that is showing some signs of tropical development.

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  • Tracking an area of low pressure (Invest 92L) east of the South Carolina coast.
  • The coastal low has a medium chance of tropical development in the next few days (40% chance).
  • The low is expected to merge with a frontal system offshore and meander off the coast this weekend.
  • Some moisture could impact parts of South Carolina this weekend or early next week.
  • Expect a high threat of rip currents at all SC beaches through the weekend.

Weather Story:

All eyes are on a coastal low that could develop into a tropical or subtropical system.

Invest 92L is an area of low pressure located east of South Carolina that your WIS First Alert Weather Team is watching closely.

Right now, the low has a medium chance of tropical or subtropical development in the next couple of days (40% chance).

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The low is expected to merge with a frontal system off the South Carolina coast and meander offshore this weekend.

While this system has a medium chance of tropical development, it could still impact parts of the Palmetto State with moisture this weekend and possibly into Monday as it drifts a bit closer to the coast. Clouds and a chance of showers will remain in the forecast for our coastal communities this weekend. Winds will be a bit breezy in those areas, too.

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Also, since the low is churning in the Atlantic Ocean, there will likely be a high threat of rip currents at all beaches along the South Carolina coast through the weekend.

If this system is named, it would most likely be called Wanda, which is the last name on the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane List.

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

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