Jun 28, 2021 - Science

Tropical Storm Danny forms off coast of South Carolina

A storm seen from space

Tropical Storm Danny coming ashore in South Carolina. Photo: CIRA/RAMMB

The fourth tropical storm of 2021, Tropical Storm Danny, formed off the coast of South Carolina Monday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Why it matters: Tropical Storm Danny's arrival in June signals the season is off to an active start. On average, the fourth named storm arrives each year on Aug. 23.

The big picture: Danny is expected to make landfall later Monday, the National Weather Service forecast office in Columbia, South Carolina, said.

  • A Lake Wind Advisory has been issued for much of the state.
  • The storm has maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph, per the National Hurricane Center.
  • Residents of South Carolina and Georgia "should prepare for gusty winds, up to 3 inches of rain and minor storm surge," per ABC News.
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