An area of heavy storms off the coast of Florida will track toward N.C. Monday afternoon, and could become Tropical Storm Irma along the way. The Tropical Storm Watch in this case means tropical storm conditions in this case are possible within the next 24 to 48 hours.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina has issued a tropical storm watch after low pressure off the Georgia Coast may become a tropical storm as it moves northward towards the SC and North Carolina coast Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
The wanna-be Irma was trying to develop off of Georgia's coast on Sunday and chances of the low pressure system churning into a tropical or subtropical cyclone were gaining strength.
According to the National Weather Service, a system developing off the coast of Georgia is expected to move along the North Carolina coast Monday and Tuesday.More news: Sebastian Vettel admits he was 'too close' at Belgian GP restart
This system is NOT expected to majorly strengthen, but monitor the latest forecasts closely!
No significant flooding, damaging winds or storm surge are expected from this system.
A flood watch remains in effect for parts of southern Florida where periods of heavy rainfall over saturated ground may lead to flooding. As of Sunday evening, the forecast track puts coastal communities at the greatest risk for heavy rain and gusty winds. Rough surf and a threat of rip currents are likely.