We are continuing to watch Cristobel, a category one Hurricane off the coast of South Carolina, continuing to track north at about 12 miles per hour. Winds are sustained at 80 miles per hour and gusting as high as 100 miles per hour. The current forecast will have Cristobel push north and eventually turning east and head further out to sea. For the South Carolina shore, this can cause rip current concerns for the days ahead.
Further out, about 600 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, there is another disturbance that has begun to form cloud cover and rain showers. As it moves to the west, there is little development expected to occur in the next few days. Forecasts are currently calling for a 10% chance of development within the next five days.
There is another area of interest located in the Gulf of Mexico that has been seeing a bit of thunderstorm activity. This disturbance has about a 20% chance of developing within the next 48 hours before it makes its way towards the southeastern shore of Texas. Once these storms move inland, it will likely kill tropical development, though moisture from this disturbance can still bring rain and thunderstorms to the region.
There is plenty of activity going on across the Atlantic this week as the 2014 Hurricane Season seems to have picked up slightly. Luckily, none of these storms have generated major concerns for the Upstate as we look to see high pressure dominate our forecast for the remainder of the week.
As Labor Day weekend approaches we will look to see humidity levels increase a bit as well as temperatures, bringing back rain chances for the second half of the weekend.