- Tornado destroys homes in weather-battered western Louisiana
- Morning storms, possible tornadoes cause damage in Houston area
- Morning storms, tornadoes cause damage in Houston area, Southeast Texas
- Nor'easter brings hurricane-force wind, causes power outages
- Nor'easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages
Nicholas is a remnant low but is still bringing a lot of rain to the Southeast. We’re also watching three areas across the Atlantic.
Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs, Chris Mulcahy
12:48 PM EDT September 9, 2021
4:35 PM EDT September 17, 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Invest 96-L becomes Odette
Invest 96-L, a tropical wave already moving away from the Carolina coast, will be named as Tropical Storm Odette at 5 p.m. by the National Hurricane Center.
The storm system, located off the coast of North Carolina, is moving northeast into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. development.
The main threat for the U.S. will be dangerous rip currents, which were already occurring despite the change in storm classification.
There is a chance for some thunderstorms with the far-reaching outer bands of the storm – but those will be limited to the I-95 and coastal areas of the Carolinas and Virginia. They’re not expected to be severe.
A classic place for tropical storms and hurricanes to develop across the central Atlantic this time of year. So it’s no surprise we have two areas to track headed west across the open ocean!
The one in red is Invest 95-L and the system is expected to trek westward over the next few days. It’ll eventually near the Lesser Antilles and then Puerto Rico by days 7-10.
New Tropical Wave
The second area (shaded in yellow) just emerged off the coast of Africa and is trailing slightly behind. This wave is the least likely to develop.
Regardless, these storms that march west-northwest and cross over the Caribbean Islands are historically ones to watch for the Carolinas. At the time, whatever systems are over the eastern United States will act as steering currents.
Again, we have a ton of time to watch both disturbances. You can trust the WCNC Charlotte weather team to keep you updated on any changes.
The next two names on the 2021 Atlantic hurricane list are Odette and Peter.