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On Thursday, the National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning for parts of the East Coast as a potential tropical cyclone sixteen developed in the Atlantic Ocean not far from the southeast coast of the United States.
A wide portion of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic United States coast will experience heavy rain, high surf, storm surge, and tropical storm-force winds, starting on Friday and lasting through the weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center.
According to the storm’s current anticipated course, it will have an effect on the crowded I-95 corridor during the weekend between Washington, DC, and Boston. From North Carolina to Delaware, more than 5 million people were under tropical storm warnings as of Thursday.
A possible tropical cyclone is an atmospheric disturbance that could produce a tropical storm or a hurricane within 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The National Hurricane Center issued a warning that areas of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts might experience a dangerous storm surge in the coming days.
People living along the Atlantic coast should follow the storm’s development, store supplies, and begin their preparations during the following 24 to 48 hours in case it makes landfall, according to meteorologist Maria Torres, a public affairs officer at the National Hurricane Center.
According to experts, the system was roughly 345 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, as of Thursday evening and was moving 8 mph north. Wind speeds reached a maximum of 35 mph.
The National Hurricane Center predicted that between Friday night and early Saturday, the cyclone’s center might make landfall in the North Carolina coast.
From Cape Fear, North Carolina, to Fenwick Island, Delaware, the tropical storm warning is in effect. Additionally, it encompasses the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, the Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island, and the Chesapeake Bay south of North Beach.