Drought in the Northeast is expected to hit Pennsylvania and the Carolinas as a tropical storm this week, the National Weather Service said Monday.
The National Weather Services Office of Public Affairs and Emergency Management released its updated Drought Status Report on Monday.
The storm is expected with a maximum sustained wind of 60 mph or higher, with gusts of up to 95 mph, the NWS said.
“Storms of this magnitude are typically associated with strong, dry conditions and high surf conditions,” the report said.
The NWS expects the storm to bring flooding, downed trees and downed power lines.
The National Weather System is forecasting a 50 percent chance of a hurricane on Tuesday, with a 50-percent chance of tropical storm force winds, with winds of up 30 mph.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Northeast, along the Gulf of Mexico and from Maine to Virginia.
The forecast includes a 50% chance of flooding, downpours and hail, with an 80 percent chance for tropical storm conditions.
“It is critical that residents remain vigilant for flooding and hazardous weather in the areas impacted by the potential storm,” the NMSO said in its advisory.