A tropical weather system now over the Bahamas could hit Beaufort County by Saturday, requiring some extra planning for Memorial Day weekend.
“Unfortunately, it looks relatively wet,” said Jonathan Lamb, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston.
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a low-pressure system that, as of Wednesday morning, was out over the northeastern Bahamas, Lamb said. That system could start to affect Beaufort County by Saturday afternoon and it could remain off the nearby coast until Monday, he said.
It could also become a tropical system.
“Depending on how strong it ends up getting, the tides could be higher than normal, which could affect some people out on the beach,” he said. “If it strengthens considerably, there could be some strong winds associated with it.”
Currently, there’s a 40-percent chance of rain from Saturday to Monday, he said. Temperatures will reach the lower 80s and bottom out in the lower 70s.
“It’s going to feel more like an early summertime pattern,” Lamb said, referring to the increased humidity he’s forecasting. “It’s going to be relatively muggy.”