Tropical Storm hits the Southeast of the USBack to list
A tropical storm warning has been issued for large swaths of the North Carolina coast as Tropical Depression Claudette continues to dump heavy rain across much of the Southeastern US on Sunday.
Claudette was located about 80 miles west of Columbia, South Carolina, as of 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The storm has the potential for isolated tornadoes, flash flooding and gusty winds.
The tropical depression, which had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph early Sunday, is expected to restrengthen into a tropical storm by early Monday as it sweeps across North Carolina and into the western Atlantic.
Much of the North Carolina coast, from Little River Inlet to Duck, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, is under a tropical storm warning, according to the NHC.
As Claudette moves off the East Coast, a storm surge of 1-3 feet is possible from the North Carolina-Virginia border south to Little River Inlet, South Carolina.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for areas of South Carolina, from South Santee River to Little River Inlet, which could see worsening conditions late Sunday or early Monday.
Parts of Alabama, Georgia and Northern Florida will see heavy rain from the system throughout Sunday.