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As Nicholas Stalls Over Louisiana, Three Potential Storms Are Crowding The Atlantic

 Thursday, September 16, 2021

 USA Today

Three weather disturbances lurking in the Atlantic could spell trouble for U.S. coastal areas once the relentless rains from the remnants of Hurricane Nicholas finally pass.

A disturbance northeast of the Bahamas is expected to become a tropical depression or storm in the next couple of days, AccuWeather says. The disturbance was approaching North Carolina on Thursday with the potential for heavy squalls and angry seas along the coast.

"Depending on how quickly wind shear drops off, the system has a high chance of becoming a tropical depression and storm at any time through the end of this week," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller said.

The system may be steered more to north-northeast today and Friday, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina may experience some tropical-storm-force wind gusts and heavy rain late into Friday, AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno said.

But the news wasn’t all bad.