Subtropical system may form this weekend, early next week

Subtropical system may form this weekend, early next week
WTOC First Alert Tropical Update (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A Sub-tropical area of low pressure may organize over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean this weekend or early next week.

But let me make this clear, there is no reason to get nervous or be particularly nervous about this potential. Even if a system were to be classified and given a name the - overall weather pattern and steering current would likely push whatever weak system develops north and east; away from the United States.

This is still ‘early’ and before the June 1st official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The last system to form before June 1st and adversely impact our area was Tropical Storm Bonnie during Memorial Day Weekend 2016. Heavy rains, high surf and beach erosion and gusty coastal winds ruined plans and caused travel headaches for some in our area. This system is forming in an entirely different weather pattern and is not forecast to have any direct impacts on our area.

The WTOC Weather Team will be monitoring this system and keeping you updated on TV, wtoc.com and in the WTOC Weather App.

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The team is still watching the Atlantic; especially this weekend into early next week. While a sub-tropical, or even tropical, system may form... the chance of direct local impacts remains pretty low and concern or worry isn't needed. :) WATCH:

Posted by WTOC Cutter Martin on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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