Issued at 500 PM AST Sat Oct 12 2019 000WTNT34 KNHC 122033TCPAT4BULLETINTropical Storm Melissa Advisory Number 6NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142019500 PM AST Sat Oct 12 2019...MELISSA MAKES A TRANSITION TO A TROPICAL STORM......SHOULD WEAKEN AS IT ACCELERATES AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATESTONIGHT...SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION----------------------------------------------LOCATION...38.4N 65.6WABOUT 305 MI...490 KM SE OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTSMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB...29.50 INCHESWATCHES AND WARNINGS--------------------There are no coastal tropical cyclone watches or warnings in effect.For information on coastal flooding hazards, see products issued byyour local National Weather Service office at weather.gov.DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK----------------------At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Melissa waslocated near latitude 38.4 North, longitude 65.6 West. Melissa ismoving toward the east-northeast at near 12 mph (19 km/h), and thisgeneral motion is expected to continue with a gradual increase inforward speed through Monday. On the forecast track, Melissa willcontinue to move away from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and New Englandcoasts.Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.Gradual weakening is expected over the next day or so, and Melissais forecast to become a post-tropical remnant low by Sunday.Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)from the center.The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb (29.50 inches).HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND----------------------COASTAL FLOODING: Minor to moderate coastal flooding will occuralong some portions of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and southeastern coastthrough the rest of the weekend around times of high tide.SURF: Swells generated by Melissa are affecting much of the U.S.east coast, portions of the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Atlantic Canada.These swells will result in life-threatening surf and rip currentconditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.NEXT ADVISORY-------------Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.$$Forecaster Latto

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