Tropical Storm Ophelia forms in eastern Atlantic - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Tropical Storm Ophelia forms in eastern Atlantic

(Source: National Hurricane Center) (Source: National Hurricane Center)
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    Correction: Tropical Weather story

    Monday, October 9 2017 4:33 AM EDT2017-10-09 08:33:41 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-10-12 17:37:50 GMT

    Nate - the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Katrina in 2005 - quickly lost strength Sunday, with its winds diminishing to a tropical depression as it pushed northward into Alabama and Georgia with heavy rain.

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    Nate - the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Katrina in 2005 - quickly lost strength Sunday, with its winds diminishing to a tropical depression as it pushed northward into Alabama and Georgia with heavy rain.

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Tropical Depression Nate is approaching the Ohio Valley Monday morning, with much of the rain displaced even further north and east. Eventually, this area of low pressure will lose all tropical characteristics.

Elsewhere, Tropical Depression 17 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Ophelia. As of the 11 a.m. Advisory, the center of Ophelia was 860 miles west-southwest of the Azores. This tropical system is forecast to move eastward and away from the United States, reaching hurricane status later this week. This system is not expected to impact any land areas.

The First Alert Forecast Team will be tracking shower and storm activity across the southwestern Atlantic and Caribbean Sea for tropical development later in the week. Currently, the chance of tropical development there is quite low in this area, but worth a casual watch as we approach late-week.

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