Satellite Shows Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 Developing Over Atlantic

The National Weather Service (NWS) warned that coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland should prepare for storm surge, heavy rain, and gusty wind as Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 affected the region on Friday, September 22.

Satellite footage from the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) shows lightning flashing as the storm moved over the Atlantic Ocean toward the North Carolina coastline on Friday morning.

Heavy rain, gusty winds, and marine hazards were expected for the Mid-Atlantic region over the “dreary weekend,” the NWS wrote in an advisory. Credit: CSU/CIRA & NOAA via Storyful

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