Less than a week before the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins, all eyes are on the tropics!
The National Hurricane Center has been monitoring an area of low pressure between Bermuda and the Bahamas that is starting to show better organization and defined circulation.
The storm was officially named Tropical Depression Two in the 5 p.m. advisory Friday evening.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for coastal South Carolina.
News 3 meteorologists report that models are showing the storm continuing toward the South Carolina coast over the weekend. It will likely become less organized over land and bring scattered showers and storms to Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina on Sunday, Monday and possibly Tuesday.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter investigated the low on Friday afternoon. To learn more about the Hurricane Hunters, visit their website here.
If the storm is strengthens to a tropical storm, it will be the second named storm of the year – Bonnie.
Hurricane Alex formed in January, originating as an extratropical cyclone near the Bahamas on January 7, eventually strengthening to a Category 1 hurricane by January 14.
Alex was the first tropical system during the month of January since 1978.