Tropical Storm Watches issued in anticipation of Tropical Storm Irma

Tropical Storm Watches issued in anticipation of Tropical Storm Irma

The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for Georgetown and Horry counties in SC.

A tropical system has developed off the southeastern coast, and now parts of SC are under a tropical storm watch.

Even if the storm is not named, impacts will still be felt along our coast. When that happens, the system will be given the name "Irma".

It looks like the system will make its closest approach to northeast SC later Monday or Monday night, DiGiorgi said.

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The National Hurricane Center has issued its first advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone 10, the tenth disturbance they have issued an advisory for during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

Regardless of development, heavy rain, gusty winds and minor coastal flooding are expected from the Southeast coast to the mid-Atlantic. Rainfall amounts will be highly variable. mostly in the 0 to 1.5-inch range but some 3-inch-plus tallies could occur in any of the more persistent downpours. The current forecast has the northeastern NC coastline seeing winds starting to build on Monday to 20-30 miles per hour from the NE, with rainy conditions and hazardous surf conditions to include life threatening rip currents through Wednesday.

WIND IMPACTS: Irma is forecast to be a minimal tropical storm as it moves by late in the day on Monday. No power outages are expected.

For updates on the low off our coast early next week plus the latest on Hurricane Harvey off the Texas coast, tune in for our tropical updates at:21 after every hour on Spectrum News. Very risky boating conditions will develop tonight and linger into early Tuesday.

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