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Eyes on the tropics: What local impacts will we see?

Rain chances increase for Georgia coast Monday

NHC Outlook
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Over the past few days, The Weather Authority has monitored a tropical disturbance right off the Florida coastline. As of 8 a.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center gives this disturbance a 30% chance of development over the next two days and a 30% chance of development over the next five days.

Models show the low-pressure disturbance will track northwest towards the southeast Georgia coast.

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Locally our main impacts will be along our coast/beaches.

Monday we’ll switch things up as the disturbance starts tracking northwest right off the Florida/Georgia coast. This will increase rain chances along coastal southeast Georgia Monday morning with some locations seeing 1-2″ of rainfall.

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High Rip Current Risk (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

Our other “impacts” include high rip current risks along the coast due to strong onshore flow and breezy northeast winds. Winds will also be higher along the coast sitting 15-20 mph.

When heading to the beach you’ll want to prepare for rough surf up to 4′ and high rip currents. Just like Saturday the single red flags will be posted along the beach. For your safety it’s best to set up camp near a lifeguard.

There are no active watches or warnings at this time.


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Danielle forecasts the weather on the weekends and reports on climate, environment and other issues during the week