Atlantic storms forecast to miss Lowcountry

Forecasters became more confident Friday that a storm wave moving across the tropical Atlantic would cross into the Caribbean Sea, and not become a tropical cyclone until then, if at all.

A second storm was given a better chance of becoming a cyclone, but is expected to fall apart well out to sea.

Chances were slim, if any, that either storm would trouble the Lowcountry.

But forecasters cautioned people to keep an eye on these storms and others as the tropics move into the heart of the hurricane season, when the overwhelming majority of storms emerge.

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