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Tropical Storm Danny makes landfall in South Carolina

This tropical system will not directly impact our weather in southwest, central Virginia

Tropical Storm Danny forecast track (as of 3 p.m. Monday)
Tropical Storm Danny forecast track (as of 3 p.m. Monday) (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va – 9 P.M. UPDATE: The National Hurricane Center says Danny made landfall along the South Carolina coast earlier this evening.

The storm is forecast to rapidly weaken as it moves inland. It will dissipate into a remnant low on Tuesday.


3 P.M. UPDATE: The National Hurricane Center says that Tropical Depression 4 has strengthened Monday afternoon into Tropical Storm Danny.

It has 40 mph sustained winds and 45 mph wind gusts and is moving to the northwest at 16 mph.

The storm is forecast to make landfall Monday evening along the South Carolina coast.


We’re only four weeks into the Atlantic hurricane season, but the fourth tropical system has developed. Tropical Depression 4 has strengthened in the last two days, especially as it moves closer to the warm Gulf Stream.

One thing we can see from satellite imagery is the defined low-level circulation. Wind shear is what’s preventing it from becoming stronger, so its window of opportunity to be named ‘Danny’ is small.

Satellite and setup for Tropical Depression 4 as of 10:20 a.m. Monday

Regardless of a name, this system will dump rain on parts of Georgia and South Carolina throughout the day Monday.

High pressure near us will keep the storm blocked to the south of our area, so we don’t expect any direct impacts. Another storm is over open waters well east of the Caribbean. That has a 40% chance of developing within the next 5 days and is of no immediate impact to our area.

Tropical tracker as of 10:25 a.m. Monday

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About the Authors:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.

Justin McKee presents the weather forecast on 10 News Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 8 a.m. He also fills in for other meteorologists during the week.