Athena Masson

Tropical Storm Isaias Maintaining its Strength

By Athena Masson

Tropical Storm IsaiasTropical Storm Isaias continues to maintain maximum sustained wind speeds of 70 mph as of Sunday evening 55 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Isaias has a chance of further strengthening back into a Catgeory 1 hurricane before it approaches the coastlines of South Carolina late Monday morning. Conditions will begin to deteriorate early Monday afternoon for parts of the LowCountry with the PeeDee region expected to experience tropical storm-force winds closer to Monday evening. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for all coastlines of South Carolina with a Hurricane Watch in...

A Tropical Storm Could Impact Florida by the Weekend -- but Uncertainty is High

By Athena Masson

PTC Nine FormsUpdate as of 8 AM Wednesday: Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is not yet a tropical storm, but squally weather is moving through the Lesser Antilles this morning. The National Hurricane Center says there is a 90 percent change the potential tropical cyclone will achieve named storm status later today. The forecast track takes the center of the system near or just south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tonight and near or over the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday. Assuming the storm survives the high terrain of Hispaniola, it may approach Cuba, the Florida Straits and the Florida...

Risk of Severe Storms Continues for Lowcountry, Grand Strand Thursday Afternoon and Evening

By Athena Masson

Severe Storm Timing ThursdayUPDATE as of Noon EDT Thursday: The Enhanced Risk has lessened across the Palmetto State for Thursday with most of the heavy activity expected to be in the southeast part of the state. A Slight Risk (risk level 2 out of 5) is in place for eastern parts of the Midlands and out towards the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. On Thursday morning a powerful low pressure system was moving through the central Gulf Coast states producing strong to severe thunderstorms. This low pressure will continue to move eastward Thursday and into the overnight Friday. Thursday early afternoon will see breezy and...