Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Science | By Celia Watts

Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas

Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas

Landfall will likely take place late Wednesday along the Gulf Coast and as it continues tracking northeast, the Carolinas will be impacted Thursday and Friday.

By Monday morning, almost the entire central USA will see very heavy rain and possible strong storms.

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service advised that small craft should exercise caution, as seas will be moderate to rough with waves reaching up to 6 feet. A faster motion toward the east and east-southeast is expected through the middle of next week, taking Leslie across the central and eastern Atlantic. It could become a tropical storm by Sunday night.

The National Hurricane Center at 4 p.m. CDT issued its first advisory on the storm, which is getting better organized over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

The depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 3 miles per hour (6 km/h). The system will remain a tropical storm for the next several days with little change in strength. The low, called Invest 91-L for now, has a good chance of developing into our next named tropical system. Isolated to scattered showers will be possible each afternoon as tropical moisture streams into the region. An intense cold front is set to move in during the Tuesday/Wednesday timeframe! Temperatures climbed into the upper 80s and lower 90s.

Happy Saturday night! While you're enjoying your weekend, things are looking to become busy in the world of weather. What a way to end the season!

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