The center of Tropical Storm Danny, the fourth of the cyclonic season in the Atlantic basin, made landfall this monday afternoon off the coast of South Carolina (USA) and is expected to rapidly weaken to a tropical depression, reported the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Danny’s eye made landfall just north of Hilton Head, at the islas Pritchards, in South Carolina, the Miami, Florida-based NHC reported in a special bulletin.
The system featured maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) and it was 15 miles east-southeast (20 kilometers) of Beaufort (South Carolina) and 50 miles southwest of Charleston, in the same state.
Danny was moving this Monday night in direction west northwest at 16 miles per hour (26 km / h) and is expected to maintain that course for the next two days.
According to the trajectory pattern, the meteorological phenomenon was going to move inland through southern South Carolina and eastern central Georgia this Monday night and early this Tuesday morning.
Cyclonic activity above normal
Forecasters predict that Danny will experience a “rapid weakening” and it degrades to a tropical depression to “dissipate this Tuesday.”
Danny’s rain can produce flooding at points on the coasts from Georgia and South Carolina. Rainfall will also occur in the interior of those two states and northeast Alabama.
The NHC also warns that the combination of storm surge and high tide can raise sea level and cause sea inflows in some parts of South Carolina.
This year, in which the NHC and other meteorological institutions forecast cyclonic activity above normal in the Atlantic basin, Tropical storms Ana, Bill and Claudette have already been recorded.
The last one caused this month more than a dozen deaths in accidents caused by wind and rain in Alabama.