GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The WITN First Alert Weather Team continues to track Franklin and two development areas in the Atlantic. Harold and Gert have both dissipated.
Franklin, as of 5 a.m. Wednesday, has winds at 50 mph with a northward movement at 10 mph. Franklin began the northward turn and this is expected to continue over the next several days as a mid-level trough tracks it to the NNE through late week. The storm may eventually reach hurricane strength, but the current data suggests the storms will stay off the U.S. coast. While we’re not expecting direct land impacts from Franklin, it could cause coastal issues like rough beach conditions, rip currents, and beach erosion by late in the upcoming weekend into next week.
The remnants of Emily as well as another area of low pressure are also being watched for potential development over the next several days.
The next name on the list is Idalia.