Tracking the Tropics: Keeping an eye on two disturbances in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Nicholas made landfall overnight as a hurricane along the Texas Gulf Coast and is still bringing heavy rain to the region.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Calm weather continues around the Charlotte area for the start of the work week, but the tropics remain active.
Tropical Storm Nicholas made landfall overnight as a hurricane along the Texas Gulf Coast and is still bringing heavy rain to the region. Due to its slow-moving nature, dangerous flash flooding in Gulf Coast states will be a concern through mid-week.
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There are also two disturbances to keep an eye on in the Atlantic. The disturbance off the coast of Africa has a high chance of tropical development within the next two days and the disturbance closer to home could become a tropical depression by the end of the work week. Fortunately, this system is forecast to stay over the Atlantic, but it will play a small role in our forecast here at home.
As Tropical Storm Nicholas, the disturbance to our southeast, and a cold front to our northwest slide closer to our area by mid-week, available moisture will trend upwards and scattered showers and storms will become possible on a day-by-day basis.
No washouts are expected by any means, but at least we’ll have the chance for a little rain to help our abnormally dry conditions. Stay tuned for frequent tropical and local forecast updates.
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