Tropical Storm Michael will quickly advance toward the northeast this morning. Tropical storm force winds will continue until late this morning/early this afternoon. Then, conditions will improve from southwest to northeast as Michael pulls away from the region this afternoon.
Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories:
Tropical Storm Warning for all locations across southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina
Coastal Flood Advisory until 2 pm EDT this afternoon
High Risk of Rip Currents and High Surf Advisory for all beaches until 8 pm EDT this evening
Hazards and Potential Impacts
Winds (high confidence):
Tropical storm force winds averaging 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph will continue into this afternoon. South to southeast winds will turn toward the west to southwest by this afternoon.
Expect scattered downed trees/power lines and associated power outages.
Coastal Flooding (high confidence):
Minor coastal flooding is expected around the time of high tide late this morning into early this afternoon.
Latest tide observations/forecasts: Charleston Harbor / Ft. Pulaski
Coastal Hazards (high confidence):
Life-threatening rip currents and high surf will continue today.
High surf and elevated tides will produce some beach erosion into early this afternoon.
Rainfall (high confidence):
Additional rainfall will range from 1 to 2 inches inland to less than 1 inch near the coast. The potential for localized flooding is low.
Conditions will begin to improve late this morning into this afternoon as Michael moves rapidly away toward the northeast.