Meteorologists Tracking Potential Tropical Depression Off the East Coast

Forecasters are monitoring a low-pressure system that could become a short-lived tropical depression or storm impacting the U.S. East Coast this weekend. 

At 8 a.m. Friday, the system was located about 150 miles east of Cape Hatteras,

North Carolina, moving northeast at 15 mph away from the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts.

While this system is disorganized, it’s likely to become a short-lived tropical depression or tropical storm in the next 24-48 hours before transitioning to a non-tropical gale-force low over the weekend.

Swells near five to seven can be expected from near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina north to the Maryland/Delaware coasts northward along the New Jersey coast Friday afternoon and evening. 

These swells will head up north along the southern Long Island, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts coasts overnight Friday into Saturday morning. 

Storm conditions will improve Saturday evening into Sunday morning, starting in North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware. In addition, northeast coasts will have better conditions across Long Island to Cape Cod on Sunday as the system moves away from the northeast coast. 

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