Wave at the storm as it passes

Charley is passing by just off the coast as I write this. Last report had it about 50 miles or so just southeast of Charleston. It's been pretty windy and rainy for the past few hours, but that's about it. Heavy rain bands that passed by us a little while ago are hitting the Mt. Pleasant area and areas further north. I expect the worst of the rain will be over fairly soon, and the wind will die down in the next hour or two.

Then it will be time to keep an eye on TD5. NHC has it turning into a tropical storm later on this weekend, perhaps by tomorrow, in which case we'll have Tropical Storm Earl to keep tabs on.

In the meantime, TD 4 has turned into Tropical Storm Danielle overnight. Looks like Danielle will probably stay out in the Atlantic and not affect any land though.