A developing area of low pressure is showing signs of becoming a tropical depression and could become a storm over the weekend.
The tropical season is getting off to a quick start this year. There are many years when the tropical season doesn't really begin in the Atlantic Ocean until the middle of August. Already this year we've seen the longest-lived July tropical storm since records begin almost 150 years ago. Now tonight we are seeing another developing system just east of the Georgia coast that could become a tropical storm over the weekend. The National Hurricane Center is now advising all residents along the Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina coasts to stay abreast of the latest information regarding this developing feature. Some of us remember the July Hurricane Bertha in 1996 so we don't need to be reminded that storms like this can occur even this early in the season, although quite rare. WITN will keep you up-to-date with the storm as it gets closer to us. You can check us out on the web or on WITN-TV throughout the day.