SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Tropical Depression 15 formed Monday evening off the East Coast of the Carolinas. Tonight, the storm is not expected to strengthen much while it moves farther offshore on Tuesday.
The tropical depression is 140 miles south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It has sustained max winds of 35 mph. It is moving to the northeast at 14 mph.
The tropical depression will gradually move away from the East Coast in a northeast direction through the day tomorrow. Coastal North Carolina will be impacted with dangerous rip currents and rough surf. But as the storm moves farther offshore, it’s not expected to strengthen much while it moves farther offshore.
Tropical Depression 15 is a sheared tropical cyclone. It has a small window of opportunity to become a tropical storm tomorrow.
If it happens, it will be named Nana. Even so, not much… if any… strengthening is expected beyond Tuesday.
By Wednesday, it will race off in the Atlantic Ocean moving to the east-northeast, due to moving around the northwest side of the Bermuda High in the central Atlantic.