Good news...so far! The latest tropical weather models are in good agreement keeping Tropical Storm (possible Hurricane Katia) well off the East Coast of the United States next week.
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Below is the history of all August tropical systems that have formed near where Katia formed. History shows many storms traveling a little farther west, but most likely dodging the East Coast.
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Below is the offical National Hurricane Center's forecast path of Katia.