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Tropical Storm Warning Issued As Potential Tropical Cyclone Formed In The Atlantic

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A potential tropical cyclone is forming in the Atlantic Ocean near the southeastern US coastline, leading to the issue of a tropical storm warning for parts of the East Coast.

Tropical Storm Warning Issued As Potential Tropical Cyclone Formed In The Atlantic| The Weather Channel

The tropical storm warning was issued as the storm is expected to bring strong winds, storm surge, heavy rain, and high surf to the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions from Friday to the weekend.

The current forecast predicts that the storm will affect the heavily populated I-95 corridor between Washington, DC, and Boston.

Over 5 million people are facing tropical storm warnings from North Carolina to Delaware. The National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm warning of the possibility of life-threatening storm surges along the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts.

The tropical storm warning advised people along the Atlantic coast to monitor the storm’s progress, gather supplies, and make necessary preparations in the next 24 to 48 hours.

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The system is currently located about 345 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds at 35 mph, moving north at 8 mph.

The storm is referred to as Potential Tropical Cyclone 16, is currently off the east coast of Florida and could be called Ophelia or Philippe, CNN reported.

Based on the tropical storm warning, heavy rainfall is expected, with the greatest risk of flooding in some regions.

Wind speeds will increase on Friday, with gusts of 30 to 40 mph and higher gusts closer to the center of the storm, CNN added.

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