Coastal Georgia, South Carolina under Tropical Storm Watch

Coastal Georgia, South Carolina under Tropical Storm Watch
Tropical Storm Isaias (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for coastal Georgia counties along with Beaufort and Jasper County in South Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Georgia's coastal counties along with Beaufort and Jasper County in South...

Posted by Andrew Gorton on Saturday, August 1, 2020

Rain chances increase overnight into Monday as Tropical Storm Isaias continues its path up the Atlantic coastline of Florida.

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to make a close pass along the east coast of Florida on Sunday as a weak Category One Hurricane.

Isaias holds on to its Tropical Storm classification tonight, but could re-strengthen into a Category One Hurricane on Sunday. Locally, we will experience tropical storm conditions along the coast on Monday.

Posted by Andrew Gorton on Saturday, August 1, 2020

Isaias is then forecast to remain a Tropical Storm as it passes east of the Georgia and South Carolina coast Monday.

Based on this track, the impacts on our area will be mainly along the coast. High surf, high risk for rip currents and beach erosion, but there is also the potential for isolated tornadoes.

Our first heavy rain bands will move onshore south of the Altamaha River before sunrise. Rain and wind will continue to expand north throughout the morning into the afternoon.

The heaviest rain and strongest winds are forecast to remain offshore. Although we could see wind gusts near 50 miles per hour along the beaches. Rainfall accumulations along the coast will range from two to four inches with isolated higher amounts possible.

Looking ahead to Monday, coastal communities have the most likely shot at experiencing sustained tropical storm-force wind.

Posted by Andrew Gorton on Saturday, August 1, 2020

We will be watching Monday evening’s high tide which is expected to peak at 9.3′ at Fort Pulaski just before 9PM. This is in the Action Flood Stage. The Minor Flood Stage begins at 9.5′

This track may change so continue to get updates throughout the weekend. The forecast tracks are released by the National Hurricane Center at 5 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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