StormTrack 12 Planning Forecast
TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Mostly sunny and hot. Isolated t’shower along sea breeze front. Highs: 92 to 96 inland, 86 to 88 beaches. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy warm and muggy. Isolated t’shower possible north of Highway 264. Lows: 74 to 78 inland, 76 to 82 beaches. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Some sun early. Then increasing clouds with scattered strong PM t’storms. These storms will have heavy downpours. Highs: 88 to 92 inland, 84 to 88 beaches. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
TROPICS: The fourth named storm of the hurricane season forms.
What was Tropical Depression #5 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Dolly. It is located in the southern Gulf of Mexico/ Bay of Campeche.
The storm poses no threat to eastern Carolina, nor any place in the United States for that matter.
The storm has a limited window of existence because it is forecasted to make landfall near Tampico, Mexico by Wednesday morning. Heavy rain and mudslides in Mexico is the main threat with this storm.
The tropical season is off to a slow start. The second week of September is the statistical peak of the season. 1994 was the last time we went this late into the Atlantic hurricane season before having our 4th named storm of the season form.
Stay with StormTrack12 as we continue to track Dolly and any other threats from the tropics.
MARINE: Southwest wind 10 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet near shore. Surf temp: 82 degrees.