Water near South Carolina see first tropical storm of the season

While Tropical Storm Bret is the second storm of the eastern hurricane season, it's the first one of note for us in the Carolinas.

The first storm (Arlene) meandered into the Mexico coast

While it's location off the coast of Florida puts it well within striking distance of coastal South Carolina, Bret is expected to instead meander to the east (map below). Nor is the stream expected to rapidly strengthen, most likely remaining a tropical storm with a 20% chance of becoming a hurricane by Wednesday.

But none of this is too shocking, as it's generally not until after August 1 that mature hurricanes begin to form, still, this season is forecast to be busy.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with how Bret evolves.


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