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September 23, 2023

Tropical Disturbances Today

Disturbance 1. Tropical Storm Ophelia is no threat to us but is a life-threatening situation to others in her path. On the forecast track, the center of Ophelia will move across eastern North Carolina this morning, and then move into southeastern Virginia, and the Delmarva Peninsula by the end of today and into Sunday. Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions.  Ophelia is moving north at 13 MPH with 65 MPH maximum sustained winds. 

Disturbance 2. Central Tropical Atlantic (AL90): An area of low pressure is located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands has become better organized during the past few hours. Further development is expected and a tropical depression will likely form today. The system is forecast to move generally westward at 10 to 15 mph for the next few days, and then turn west-northwestward or northwestward starting Tuesday. Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent and formation chance through 7 days...high...near 100 percent.

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