MIAMI — A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday from coastal North Carolina to Delaware forward of a possible tropical cyclone that’s headed towards the East Coast.
The Nationwide Hurricane Heart introduced “Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen” on Thursday morning. The disturbance was positioned about 370 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, forecasters stated, and shifting north at 9 mph.
The tropical storm warning is in impact from Cape Worry, North Carolina, to Fenwick Island, Delaware. It additionally consists of the Chesapeake Bay south of Smith Level, and Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
A storm surge watch was additionally issued from Surf Metropolis, North Carolina, to Chincoteague, Virginia. The hurricane heart stated storm surge between 2 and 4 ft was anticipated.
Most sustained winds had been 35 mph. The Nationwide Hurricane Heart stated the middle of the cyclone might attain the North Carolina coast round Friday evening and early Saturday.
In the meantime, Hurricane Nigel was nonetheless shifting rapidly over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean as a Class 1 storm. The hurricane heart stated Nigel’s most sustained winds had been 85 mph. The system was centered about 505 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and shifting northeast at 30 mph.
Forecasters anticipated Nigel would weaken over the subsequent couple of days. It might turn out to be a post-tropical cyclone on Thursday evening or early Friday.
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