FIRST ALERT: Forecasters watching Fiona for northerly turn early next week
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Forecasters are watching the sixth named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Fiona, which formed Wednesday night.
As of 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said Fiona was about 495 miles east of the Leeward Islands. The storm was moving west at about 14 mph with maximum sustained winds at 50 mph.
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The forecast calls for the storm to continue moving to the west for the next few days with a northerly turn expected early into next week. But computer models do not yet agree on how much of a northerly turn the storm will make.
Meteorologist Joey Sovine said it is too early to tell exactly where the storm will go by the middle to end of next week.
FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Fiona has developed. The National Hurricane Center noted that satellite data indicates that the depression has strengthened into a tropical storm. Winds are estimated to be near 50 mph. Here's a look at where the storm may go later this week. pic.twitter.com/3lCYILXbno— Chris Holtzman (@ChrisHoltzmanWx) September 15, 2022
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