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Tropical development likely along the East Coast

Invest 98L is organizing off of the coast of North Carolina and has a good chance to become a tropical system.
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Invest 98L off of the coast of North Carolina

Invest 98L has moved off of the North Carolina coast and is becoming better organized. The sea-surface temperatures off of the Southeast coast are anomalously warm. This is the fuel needed for the system to grow in intensity. Invest 98L has also moved into an environment with low wind shear, which is supportive of tropical development.

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Invest 98L off of the coast of North Carolina

Due to the warm waters and low wind shear, forecast models are showing this system may develop into Tropical Storm (or Subtropical) Fay. The National Hurricane Center has given this system an 90% chance of tropical development.

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90% chance for development

Regardless of development, Invest 98L is expected to move up the Mid-Atlantic coast late-week into the weekend; aiding in heavy rain, high surf and gusty winds from the Mid-Atlantic into the Northeast.

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Models show the system moving up the East Coast

This system is not a threat to the Gulf of Mexico.