Tropical Storm Irma lurks off East Coast, threatens Delmarva


While Hurricane Harvey and its remnants continue to wreak havoc on Texas, another potential hurricane lurks off the coast of South Carolina. Currently a low pressure system, the storm is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm named Irma later this morning.

Currently there are already gale warnings throughout the peninsula, as well as Beach Hazards and rip currents statements. Irma is expected to scrape along the east coast for the next two days, and forecasters think by Tuesday afternoon it should be off the coast SSE of Cape Charles.

Current projections have the storm heading east into the ocean, avoiding direct impact with Delmarva, although it will certainly bring wind, rain and rough seas to the area. While right now the overall threat to the region is low, Its still definitely a storm to keep an eye on.