As Hurricane Harvey continued to cause damage and threaten lives in Texas Sunday, forecasters predicted South Carolina could be in store for substantial wet weather on Monday.
A tropical system has developed in the Atlantic Ocean, off the southeastern coast of South Carolina, and that part of the state is under a Tropical Storm Watch, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten was slightly more than 100 miles south of Charleston and 245 miles southwest of Wilmington, N.C., according to the National Weather Service office in Columbia.
Low pressure currently off the Georgia coast is expected to lift slowly northward toward the S.C. coast Sunday night and Monday, then move toward the northeast at a faster speed Monday night and Tuesday, according to the NWS Columbia. This area of low pressure could become Tropical Storm Irma Sunday or Monday.
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Any impacts will be limited across the Midlands.
The Midlands are not under a Tropical Storm Watch, and no warnings or advisories have been issued. The NWS Columbia says there is moderate to high confidence that no significant impacts will affect the Midlands.
That isn’t to say the Midlands won’t be affected by the storm. Forecasts call for the possibility of heavy rainfall Monday and Monday Night, mainly across the eastern Midlands, with 15-20 mph winds, with gusts to 25 mph at times.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph.
A chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A chance of showers, mainly before 3 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 69. North wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. North wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.
Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
National Weather Service