Image by National Weather ServiceImage by 20080902hanna.jpg The crystal ball says in three days it's going to be windy, at least that's what it was saying at 11 a.m. today.
Update 5 p.m.: The 5 p.m. storm update from the National Weather Service shows Hanna's projected path continuing to move up the coast, and the storm is now looking towards Georgetown. We'll keep you posted.
Original post: Though Hanna is still bogged down in the Bahamas, it's expected to exit the islands on Thursday with a rush of speed and strength and head towards the Charleston area. But, the key word there is "expected."
The storm is also expected to not go much above a category one storm (sustained 74-95 mph winds), if at all.
Here's what the National Weather Service has to say:
Slow and erratic motion is expected today but Hanna should start moving northwestward tonight or tomorrow ... Hanna should accelerate northwestward at days 2 to 3 ... Hanna is expected to approach the east coast of Florida... Georgia...or South Carolina in 2 to 3 days. It should be stressed that the expected angle of approach and track uncertainty make it impossible to narrow down the potential impact area. Interests in the northwestern Bahamas and along the entire southeastern United States coast should closely monitor the progress of this system.
And now storms Ike and Josephine are en route, but it's still far too early to tell where they could make landfall, or if they will. Though, looking at the wind probabilities does not create a good feeling.
Stay tuned for the latest, and check out our hurricane guide.