Claudette becomes post-tropical Monday night

Tropical Storm Claudette lost its tropical characteristics Monday night as it quickly moved away from the U.S. coast.

What You Need To Know

  • Tropical Storm Claudette formed in the Gulf early Saturday morning
  • Claudette was downgraded to a depression over the weekend before restrengthening into a tropical storm again late Sunday night
  • Claudette is no longer a tropical system

Claudette moved off the coast of North Carolina Monday morning, swiftly heading east-northeast. It became a post-tropical system Monday night, but its remnants will cause rough seas and rip currents along parts of the East Coast into Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Claudette formed early Saturday morning, making landfall 45 miles southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana. On Saturday afternoon, it became a tropical depression. Late Sunday night, it was upgraded once again to a tropical storm.

Rainfall of three to six inches fell across parts of the Southeast this past weekend.

One disturbance east of the Caribbean has a low chance of development this week. Otherwise, we aren’t seeing much activity in the rest of the Atlantic because of lots of dry air from the Saharan Desert, strong winds aloft and a harsh environment, common for this time of year. 

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