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By: cws6196 , 4:37 PM GMT on May 19, 2012
Officially, hurricane season starts June 1, but we already have an area of interest (called an Invest) off the South Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center is currently giving this a 50% chance for developing into a tropical storm. Currently the models are all over the place with this system, and will continue to be so until it is a better organized system. Thunderstorms are starting to develop near the center which is typically a sign of strengthening.
Honestly, right now I think the only thing this could do to effect us is to bring much needed rain. But, I will continue to monitor and keep you all updated. I would not be surprised to see this develop into at least a tropical depression if not storm. More updates later in the weekend.
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