From west to east;

Pressure gradients are shaping up for a new low pressure development off the eastern seaboard which will spread winds gusting 40 knots along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday and then intensifying to bring 45 knot winds to coastal North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday, along with some heavy rainfall. Warm waters bring a slight chance that this system could be classified as a subtropical storm next week as it tracks to the northeast and, with luck, harmlessly seaward.

Tropical storm WANDA is now 400 miles west of the Azores headed south-east at 5 knots, still wandering aimlessly around the north-west Atlantic. WANDA has maintained intensity but still only a marginal storm. More meandering is expected for a couple of days before a final turn to the north-east and acceleration into North Atlantic anonymity.

More lumpy days west of the Azores, otherwise stand easy.

Image Richard Desmond