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UPDATE: Coastal low at 80% chance of being named

A system we've been tracking this week has a higher chance of being named
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Published: Jul. 4, 2020 at 2:53 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 6:40 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -

Coastal Low Pressure System

Now that the low pressure system is over open water, the likelihood of tropical development has increased. If named, this will be the 6th tropical system for the young 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, with the potential of being the earliest we get our 6th named storm in the season.

The impacts we will see from this system haven’t changed, but the chances of it being named have increased. The reason for the increase is the low’s access to the warm waters of the Atlantic. The longer the low stays over warm waters, the better the chances are of it earning the name Fay.

Regardless of name status, the low pressure system will continue bringing tropical moisture to the area. Moderate to heavy downpours will be likely with about 1-2 inches of rainfall possible through Thursday night. The heaviest rainfall totals will be focused over coastal communities while inland cities and towns will experience scattered showers and storms.

By Friday the system will reemerge over the Atlantic where it could possibly take on more tropical characteristics. The system will move parallel to the Atlantic seaboard before sweeping through coastal communities in the New England region over the weekend.

Chances of being named

Next 2 Days: 80%

Next 5 Days: 80%

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