Tropical Storm Debby to cross into coastal Atlantic waters

Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center A satellite image on June 26 shows clear skies behind a line of clouds stretching from New England to South Carolina, while Tropical Storm Debby lingers in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The clear skies behind that long line of clouds is a high pressure system keeping Tropical Storm Debby at bay and blocking it from coming north. The clouds of the cold front and the clouds from Tropical Storm Debby seem to merge into one giant line on satellite imagery.

On Tuesday the Lowcountry is expected to be spared the swath of rain due to fall on Georgia and Florida as the Tropical Storm Debby cuts across Florida — but we're not entirely out of the woods yet.

The storm is due to remerge late Wednesday afternoon on Atlantic waters [map below] where it is expected to restrengthen into a tropical storm classification and continue heading east — that's if the winds play out as expected. As any veteran tropical weather watcher knows, these things can and often do change. The result may be Debby turning back towards the East Coast as more normal wind patterns emerge, or perhaps Debby might drift more north than north-west.

The point? Debby likely won't be a problem, but the storm may bring much wind and rain our way on Thursday and Friday.

So, stay tuned to the National Weather Service's hurricane page, and we'll bring you any important updates.

Debby's current forecast.

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