Gabrielle (Update and Bump)

Not this one:
Gabrielle Anwar

This One:

Gabrielle Satelite

Gabrielle is a subtropical storm, and it is headed for the Carolinas.

AT 800 AM AST…1200Z…THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.2 NORTH…LONGITUDE 73.8 WEST OR ABOUT
280 MILES…450 KM…SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.

THE STORM IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH. THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH A GRADUAL
DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH…75 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED AS GABRIELLE ACQUIRES MORE
TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS.

If there isn’t much wind or damage, the rain will be welcome in the Carolinas.

UPDATE: Gabrielle is now a tropical storm, with winds in the 40mph range. It is expected to strengthen slightly before landfall. The predicted path has the storm brushing the North Carolina coast before heading north west and out to sea.