‘Mountain Fire’ threatens CA homes as a new tropical system develops in the Atlantic

ABC News’ Senior Meteorologist Rob Marciano tracks the fire threat and latest tropical weather.
1:20 | 08/23/19

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Transcript for ‘Mountain Fire’ threatens CA homes as a new tropical system develops in the Atlantic
We'll begin with that wild weather coast to coast. Severe storms right here in the east and out west, trip cal-digit temperatures are 2350u8ing dangerous wildfires. One of them in northern California called the mountain fire already scorching 600 acres in just one day. Rob is here tracking it all. Hey, rob. Hi, good morning, Cecilia. It's been a relatively quiet fire season so far. Hoping it stays that way but this fire broke out in Shasta county not far from where the car fire burned a thousand homes. 3800 people have been evacuated. They only have 20% containment. A lot of erratic winds. Mentioned high levels of temperatures and low humidity, no the a good combination. Also getting into peak hurricane season. We're watching this off the coast of Florida. Doesn't look like much now. A broad area of low pressure but the national hurricane center flagged this for probable development here over the next five day, 60% of becoming a tropical cyclone, that means a depression or named storm as it rolls up the coastline, south Carolina, North Carolina by Monday. More of an intense swirl and rain bands expected for the coastlines of the Carolinas and Florida. Locally four inches for Melbourne down to Miami where they've seen over a foot above average, very wet there and rough night in New York and we'll talk more about those storms later. Thanks very much. Now to breaking news overnight, dozens injured in a

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