Tropical storm warning now up for Outer Banks and sounds

  • Tropical storm warning now up for Outer Banks and sounds

Tropical storm warning now up for Outer Banks and sounds

The storm was nonetheless expected to bring rain to Maryland and blustery winds and rough surf to beaches on the Delmarva Peninsula.

The system has threatened Florida with heavy rains for days and South Florida remains under a flood watch until 8 p.m.

A Tropical Storm Warning now covers all coastal parishes and southern St. Martin Parish.

It will gradually pick up forward speed, which will limit the amount of time it spends in our region to just one day: Tuesday. As the storm progresses north on Wednesday, it is anticipated to be directed first south and then east of Nova Scotia.

Heavy rain is expected to be the main hazard.

The low is forecast to move generally westward at 15 to 20 miles per hour over the tropical Atlantic during the next several days. The storm will move northeast into the Atlantic again.

Some computer models suggest the storm will become a hurricane tracking toward the upper Caribbean islands by the middle of next week, where it could turn toward the Southeast coast.

Harvey continues to dominate weather headlines, as it dumps even more torrential rain across southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. Later in the week, the storm will most likely head out to sea over the North Atlantic. Up to 2-5 inches of rain is possible. With cloudy skies and winds out of the NE, highs will be below average through Tuesday only warming into the 60s and 70s.

Wind will sweep into the developing storm on Tuesday, but this far inland it will not be disruptive.

Hazards associated with the storm include high winds, heavy rain with flooding of roadways and low lying areas, and risky surf conditions.

The Jacksonville region will continue to see breezy northeast winds gusting at times to 30 miles per hour or greater. Some erosion and minor ocean overwash is possible for beachfront properties around high tide Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.