The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories for our second tropical cyclone of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season.
Tropical Depression 2 is located less than 250 miles to the SE of Charleston, South Carolina and moving towards the northwest with the southern state in its path. A Tropical Storm Warning is in place for the coast of South Carolina from the Savannah River northeastward to Little River Inlet.
Models are suggesting this system may also strengthen and become a Tropical Storm on Saturday.
Please note: This system will have no direct impact on South Florida. As this tropical system moves over the Atlantic waters, it will generate strong surf and seas. Expect a moderate risk of rip currents at our local beaches this Memorial Day weekend.
Closer to home, moisture over the Western Atlantic will team up with the heating of the day to bring scattered showers to South Florida. Expect clouds building by the afternoon and early evening hours with the bulk of the storm activity favoring the inland areas courtesy of the sea breeze.
From Memorial Day and the rest of the week ahead, expect a summer-like pattern to set into South Florida. This will translate to a steamy week of peak heat in the upper 80s to low 90s with spotty showers along the coast and PM storms favoring the inland areas.
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