FIRST ALERT WEATHER: TD #4 heading toward SC, but questions remain

Published: Jul. 6, 2017 at 4:25 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2017 at 4:50 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Tropical Depression Four formed in the Atlantic Ocean late Wednesday night.

Right now, it's located well away from the East Coast of the U.S. and isn't expected to strengthen into a tropical storm at this time. It's running into some dry air and wind shear, but it's still worth watching. Some models do have the storm strengthening to a tropical storm.

Models show the system tracking directly toward South Carolina, but it's too early to tell if it'll ever make it to the U.S. coast. If so, impacts won't take place until next week.

"For my taste, that's a little close to home," Meteorologist Tim Miller said. "So, we're going to have to continue to watch that as we head into the weekend and next week for possible development."

For updated information on the tropical depression and any other weather that will impact you, you can download the WIS First Alert Weather app for your mobile device.

The WIS First Alert Weather Team will monitor the depression as it develops.

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