Forecasters say tropical storm prospects waning

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say the possibility of a tropical storm forming off the coast of the Carolinas is diminishing.
 
While the storm edged closer to Charleston on Monday, the 5 p.m. advisory said Air Force reconnaissance found the disturbance "poorly organized." Its forecast path still carries the storm near the South Carolina coast and along the North Carolina Outer Banks.
 
The storm is located about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Charleston and about 185 miles (295 kilometers) southwest of Wilmington.
 
Maximum sustained winds remained near 40 mph (65 km/h). The latest advisory said although the disturbance has not become any better organized, forecasters said there is still potential for the system to become a tropical storm during the next 24 hours.
 
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