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STORMTRACK 3: Possible Tropical Storm headed our way by Wednesday

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A large area of thunderstorms in the southern Gulf of Mexico may bring heavy weather our way by mid-week. The disturbance is still disorganized, and doesn’t yet have a clear center of circulation.

Warm water, and generally favorable upper-level winds could allow this system to strengthen into a Tropical Storm over the next two days before it heads up the coast. Whether it does become a named storm or not, it does appear that the storm will head our way.

A cold front moving across the Midwest will steer the system northward toward Florida and the East Coast on Tuesday. Heavy rain and thunderstorms could begin here in North Carolina as early as Tuesday evening, lasting through the day on Wednesday. Behind the storm, rapid clearing and cold air will move into the area – bringing crisp Fall weather.

Head over to Hurricanes 101 for the latest satellite pictures and a Video Update on the storm. Stay tuned to WWAY for further updates on this system over the next few days.

– Meteorologist Tim Buckley

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