Businesses in the southern and mid-Atlantic coasts could see disruptions from a tropical system this Memorial Day weekend.
Threats: downpours, flooding, ponding on roadways, severe thunderstorms, travel disruptions, water spouts, dangerous boating conditions
States affected: FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD
When: Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28
Trouble in the Tropics
As the long-awaited Memorial Day approaches,AccuWeather For Businessmeteorologists warn there could be trouble in the tropics. Stormy conditions are expected along the southern Atlantic coast, and cloudy, wet weather is likely farther north along the Eastern Seaboard during the Memorial Day weekend. Companies and communities in these areas should be prepared for business disruptions.
Carolinas' beaches to northeastern and central Florida shores will see strong winds, rough seas, showers, and severe thunderstorms, which could lead to beach erosion and minor coastal flooding during high tide. Some areas could see heavy rains, isolated tornadoes, and waterspouts.
While parts of central and southern Appalachians could see some moisture, drier conditions are expected across the northern tier of the Northeast, from upstate New York to parts of New England throughout Memorial Day.
With the expected weather conditions along the mid-Atlantic and Southeast coasts, vacation plans could be disrupted, impacting businesses that rely on coastal tourism by the anticipated weather conditions.
Businesses and communities in the path of these storms should prepare for the following:
Loss of Inventory due to flooding - If your warehouse is in a low-lying area, precautions should be taken
Significant ground disruptions from the combination of standing water and reduced visibility
Road closures could cause supply chain and delivery issues
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