The beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season may begin in the next 48 hours, according to the Nation Hurricane Center (NHC). As reported by NHC, the first tropical storms or depression have a 70 percent chance of forming. The storm will head towards the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina, hitting area with strong winds a very heavy rainfall.
If the storm has sustainable winds upwards of 39 miles per hour, it will be classified as subtropical storm, which will be named Ana. The current forecast for the weekend in the Carolinas shows that two to five inches of rainfall is expected. Winds are calculated to between 30 and 35 miles per hour.
Aircraft from the NHC are currently investigating the growing storm cell. They stated it is located around 230 miles south southeast of the border between North Carolina and South Carolina.
Although the hurricane may hit the coasts, it is suspected that there will be minimal damage to buildings and no threats to residents. The storm should hit Saturday morning.
By Alex Lemieux
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