North Carolina And The Atlantic Bracing For Potential First Hurricane Of The Season
Could North Carolina see its first hurricane of the season next week? What is currently being referred to as Tropical Depression Three is moving across the southern Atlantic and is expected to form into a full-blown tropical storm and even potentially a hurricane in the coming days. The storm is currently in the Atlantic near the Lesser Antilles. Once it strengthens to a named storm it will be referred to as ‘Bret’. The National Hurricane Center does expect the storm to become a hurricane before it crosses over the Lesser Antilles later this week. The immediate track of the storm is wide and unknown but the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands are being told to prepare for the storm. In the coming days, the track will become more clear including if North Carolina could see its first hurricane of the season in Bret.
Pay close attention if you are heading to the beach next week!
The following info is according to the National Hurrican Center as of 11:00 AM AST Mon Jun 19
Location: 11.0°N 40.3°W
Moving: W at 21 mph
Min pressure: 1009 mb
Max sustained: 35 mph