Tropical Storm Claudette moves away from the Carolinas

Claudette is a Tropical Storm again


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At 1100 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Claudette was located near latitude 37.0 North, longitude 75.0 West. Claudette is moving toward the east-northeast near 28 mph (44 km/h). An east-northeastward to northeastward motion with some increase in forward speed is expected over the next day or so. On the forecast track, the system will cross into the western Atlantic Ocean later this morning, and pass just south of Nova Scotia on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. These winds are occurring mostly over water, southeast of Claudette’s center. Some additional slight strengthening is possible over the western Atlantic Ocean today.

Claudette is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone Tuesday afternoon and dissipate late Tuesday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface observations is 1007 mb or 29.74 inches.

TRACK THE TROPICS: Interactive map from The Weather Authority

More from the National Hurricane Center:

RAINFALL: Rainfall will be coming to an end this morning across the Outer Banks of North Carolina and far southeast Virginia. Additional rainfall amounts of an inch are possible across far southeastern Virginia and the northern Outer Banks over the next few hours. Isolated flash, urban, and small stream flooding impacts are possible.

WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are expected in portions of the warning area through this morning.

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