/South Carolina could see the impacts of Tropical Depression Fred next week – WYFF4 Greenville

South Carolina could see the impacts of Tropical Depression Fred next week – WYFF4 Greenville


Tropical Depression Fred has weakened as it moved over land Wednesday night. Thursday shows Fred heading back into the water just off the coast of Haiti and likely restrengthening back to a tropical storm by Friday. The latest track continues to show the storm moving onto Florida’s southern peninsula by Saturday, but should it shift just slightly to the west, then the forecast could change. As tropical storms interact with land, this helps to weaken them greatly; however, a shift to the west could keep Fred out in the warm, Gulf waters a little longer, allowing for a stronger storm.Most weather models remain in good agreement that Georgia and the Carolinas will have impacts from Fred starting Sunday night and continuing into Tuesday. Should our area have a direct “hit” from the remnants of Fred, then heavy rain and flash flooding would be the primary concern, along with gusty winds at times. Rain amounts could average about 4 inches around the area from Sunday into Tuesday GET WEATHER ALERTS ON YOUR PHONE: Sign up hereIf the track shifts west, then our primary concern would be severe weather chances, but all of that depends on the exact track and timing. There is a new tropical wave called Invest 95-L that is located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. This is showing signs of strengthening and possibly becoming a tropical depression by early next week. Should this become a named storm at any point, this would be called “Grace.” Stay tuned for more updates on the tropics.

Tropical Depression Fred has weakened as it moved over land Wednesday night.

Thursday shows Fred heading back into the water just off the coast of Haiti and likely restrengthening back to a tropical storm by Friday.

The latest track continues to show the storm moving onto Florida’s southern peninsula by Saturday, but should it shift just slightly to the west, then the forecast could change.

Spaghetti model

As tropical storms interact with land, this helps to weaken them greatly; however, a shift to the west could keep Fred out in the warm, Gulf waters a little longer, allowing for a stronger storm.

hurricane storm track

Most weather models remain in good agreement that Georgia and the Carolinas will have impacts from Fred starting Sunday night and continuing into Tuesday.

Should our area have a direct “hit” from the remnants of Fred, then heavy rain and flash flooding would be the primary concern, along with gusty winds at times. Rain amounts could average about 4 inches around the area from Sunday into Tuesday

hurricane storm stats

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If the track shifts west, then our primary concern would be severe weather chances, but all of that depends on the exact track and timing.

There is a new tropical wave called Invest 95-L that is located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

This is showing signs of strengthening and possibly becoming a tropical depression by early next week. Should this become a named storm at any point, this would be called “Grace.” Stay tuned for more updates on the tropics.

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