NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: Storm May Develop

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As we reach the height of hurricane season — at least by date — the tropics went from silent to rockin' in just a day. There are two systems being watched by the National Hurricane Center, one of which is close and may show significant signs of development by Thursday.

Note: If a storm develops, we'll move regular updates to our “Tropics” section which will relocate to the upper right side of our home page.

From the NHC's 8p Update:

 

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

800 PM EDT WED AUG 14 2013

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO…

THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA IS MOVING

TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH…AND IS PRODUCING WIND GUSTS

TO GALE FORCE IN SQUALLS TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. ASSOCIATED

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY CONTINUES TO SHOW SIGNS OF

ORGANIZATION…AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION COULD FORM BEFORE THE

DISTURBANCE REACHES THE YUCATAN PENINSULA ON THURSDAY. AFTER

THAT…THE LOW IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF

MEXICO…WHERE UPPER-LEVEL WINDS COULD BECOME A LITTLE LESS

FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE…70

PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48

HOURS…AND A HIGH CHANCE…80 PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL

CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT A

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMS…HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS ARE FORECAST

TO SPREAD OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA…WESTERN CUBA…AND BELIZE

DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO…AND INTERESTS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD

MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS DISTURBANCE.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO ORGANIZE NEAR THE CENTER OF A

LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED ABOUT A HUNDRED MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST

OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS…AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION COULD FORM

TONIGHT OR ON THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE…80

PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS

WHILE IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. AFTER THAT…

THE LOW WILL BE MOVING INTO A LESS FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR

DEVELOPMENT OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC…AND IT HAS A HIGH

CHANCE…80 PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE

NEXT 5 DAYS. REGARDLESS OF ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT…THE LOW WILL

LIKELY BRING SHOWERS AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE

ISLANDS TONIGHT AND ON THURSDAY. INTERESTS IN THE CAPE VERDE

ISLANDS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.