As of Tuesday morning, an area of low pressure is just east of the South Carolina coastline. While it has yet to truly develop, it is expected to become better organized over the next 12 to 24 hours.
Advisories have been initiated with this disturbance as Potential Tropical Cyclone 10, and it is possible that this system will become a tropical depression or tropical storm at some point Tuesday afternoon. Should it develop into a tropical storm it will be named Irma. Heavy rain and gusty winds can be expected with this feature.
In Southern New England, advisories have been put into effect in response to the developing storm. A High Surf Advisory will remain in effect from 8 p.m. Tuesday through 8 p.m. Wednesday for the south coast of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. A wind advisory for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard will go in effect from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Winds speeds will likely exceed 35 mph.
This system will be carried out to sea and impacts will be all but gone come Wednesday night.