Wet and windy Tuesday on the way

DOVER – Delaware appears to be in for a windy and wet Tuesday due to an area of low pressure that is sitting off the Southeast coast today.

The low pressure area is being monitored for the possibility of developing into the Atlantic’s next tropical depression or storm.

Heavy rain, gusty winds, high surf and rip currents are expected from the coastal Carolinas to eastern Virginia, but the system is expected to veer off to the northeast before it impacts Delaware.

The National Weather Service is calling for showers on Tuesday, mainly after 8 a.m., with a high near 73 degrees. There will be a Northeast wind from 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible.

The wind will remain, but is expected to drop to 11 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph on Tuesday night. The chance of rain will drop to 50 percent with new precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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