CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
There are no active tropical cyclones
A nearly stationary area of low pressure located about 200 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Environmental conditions could briefly become marginally conducive for the low to acquire subtropical characteristics by Saturday night and early Sunday.
By early next week, environmental conditions should become unfavorable for any further development. The low is forecast to begin moving slowly toward the west-northwest tonight and then northwest on Saturday, bringing the system closer to the coasts of the Carolina’s.
Therefore, interests along these coasts should monitor the progress of this system.
Regardless of development, intermittent periods of locally heavy rains and gusty winds will affect eastern portions of the Carolina’s through the weekend.
An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system Saturday afternoon, if necessary.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent