Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Research | By Wilma Wheeler

Potential Tropical Storm Could Impact North Georgia

Potential Tropical Storm Could Impact North Georgia

Forecast models indicate that it could organize and strengthen into a tropical storm or a weak hurricane before making landfall along the Mississippi/Alabama/Florida coast sometime Wednesday or Thursday. As you head back to work on Tuesday, it will be temperature whiplash as we're back to the summer-like feel; but this time for a little longer period of time.

Tropical Storm Leslie still the only named storm in the Atlantic, but that could change shortly.

Winds were forecast to drop in intensity as the system tracks northeast over Alabama, Georgia and SC, reaching North Carolina by Thursday.

Cuba and Mexico issued tropical storm alerts Saturday, the National Hurricane Center announced in a 5 p.m. update. On tap for the week wetter weather with isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms especially the later half of the week.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen is brewing off the coast of Cancun in Mexico.

Currently, the storm is moving north at 7 miles per hour.

Although strong winds aloft persist just to the north of the system, the upper-level environment is expected to be conducive enough to allow slow development.

As always stay with WGNO on air and online for the latest. After the heat and tropical activity this week, a cold front will sweep through the area Friday.

Forecasters said Tropical Storm Michael is likely to form Sunday night and could reach the Gulf coast by Wednesday.

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

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

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