The National Weather Service in Newport has been monitoring the possibility for tropical development from a storm system coming up the coast from the border of South Carolina and Georgia.

At approximately 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, forecasters began actively watching an area off the Mid-Atlantic coast and labeled the chance for tropical development as a 50% chance over the next five days.

Wednesday morning, at approximately 8:57 a.m. the NWS raised the chances for tropical development to 70%. Meteorologist Chris Collins said the system looks like it will develop just north of Eastern North Carolina and the biggest impact for the area will be lots of rain and minor flooding.

Collins added the chance of wind that could come with the system is very minimal.

"Along the coast of North Carolina, the water temperature is around high 70s and low 80s and the coastal areas that should expect the worst of the rainfall later today and tomorrow," said Collins.

There will still be showers and thunderstorms around on Friday due to another system over the eastern U.S. but it is not as concentrated as what people should expect Wednesday and Thursday, according to Collins.

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