Most of Southeast at risk for tropical storm-force winds

Image by National Weather ServiceImage by 20080828stormrisk.jpg Map shows the chance of an area receiving sustained tropical storm force winds, read more about the map. Bolder colors mean a greater chance.

Update August 29: We've updated. Get the latest here.

Between Gustav and what will likely become Tropical Storm Hanna (Update 11 a.m.: it's officially Tropical Storm Hannah), almost all of the Southeast has at least a 5% chance of receiving tropical storm-force winds.

The new tropical depression is expected to bend our way (but there's no knowing for sure).

Here's what the National Weather Service has to say about the storm:
The depression will likely become a tropical storm later today and could reach hurricane intensity in 3 days. [Some forecasts] are more aggressive...predicting an intense hurricane.

... this pattern should force the cyclone to take a more west-northwest track in a day or so. the flow around an upper-low just north of Puerto Rico could also induce some westward component over the next few days.

But one model says the storm could simply curve back out into the Atlantic and ignore us altogether.

Follow the forecast at The National Weather Service and The Weather Underground.

As usual, we'll keep you posted.

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