A flooding risk on Tuesday for parts of the Northeast and Southeast has residentsworried. Two named storms are active in the Atlantic and one in the Pacific, with three disturbances in the tropics getting busier. Plus, more weather news.
Tropical depression Mindy is expected to affect whether over Florida, Georgia, and the South Carolina coast on Thursday before moving farther out into the Atlantic on Friday. Rainfall exceeding three inches per hour is possible along the Georgia and South Carolina coastline, although the National Weather Service (NWS) said totals of 5 inches or more are possible, with “likely flash flooding,” the Washington Post reported.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of heavy rain and possible flash flooding near the Georgia-South Carolina border along the coast, as well as along the South Carolina coast on Thursday. Farther north, the NWS is warning of potential flooding over southeastern Maine.
September 12 marks the midpoint of the Atlantic hurricane season, and mere days away, there are six active systems, 1 in the Pacific and 5 in the Atlantic.
Mindy, the 13th named storm of the season after forming on Wednesday, has downgraded to a tropical depression after passing over Florida and was centered over the state as of 8 AM on Thursday and moving toward the Atlantic, Local 10 reports.
Hurricane Larry, a Category 2, is making its closest approach toward Bermuda on Thursday, and its huge circulation is expected to create dangerous surf and rip currents along the US East Coast from Florida to Maine, and particularly along the Jersey shore.
Disturbance #1 is developing near central America and is expected to move over Mexico and into the Gulf.
Disturbance #2 is near Africa and is expected to turn north immediately.
Disturbance #3 is not currently forecast to develop soon, but is expected to move in the general direction of Florida, as forecasters will keep a close eye.
In the Pacific, Hurricane Olaf is heading towards the Los Cabos resort region, where it could strike the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, ABC reported.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is urging people to prepare for the storm, anticipating hurricane conditions overnight. As of Thursday morning, Olaf had to sustained winds of 75 mph and was centered about 155 miles southeast of Cabo San Lucas, with hurricane-force winds extending 35 miles, and tropical-storm-force winds as far as 115 miles.