Hurricane Laura Had Low Chance Of Development When It Was In Roughly The Same Place.
Too Early For Concern, But Waves Should Be Watched By Florida, Gulf Coast.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The five day track for one of two tropical waves in Atlantic continues to keep Florida in its path. The development chance is now 40-percent. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows little change in course or direction.
The second wave appears headed for the Gulf. The five day path for the second wave also shows little change over the past day.
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Five day paths frequently change and are issued as an advisory. There is no need to panic, but awareness during the peak of hurricane season is key. Hurricane Laura, which caused massive destruction and devastation, also started with a low percentage of development chance when it was in roughly the same region as the two tropical waves.
Here is the 2PM advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Sat Aug 29 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A tropical wave located about 550 miles east of the Windward Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some gradual development of this system is possible during the next several days while it moves westward at about 15 mph toward the Lesser Antilles. Regardless of development, this system will likely produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall across portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands on Sunday. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent. 2. Another tropical wave is located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean just southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This system is expected to move very slowly for the next several days, and some development is possible early next week over the eastern or central tropical Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent. 3. A low pressure area is expected to form off of the southeastern coast of the United States early next week. Additional subsequent development is possible as the system moves east-northeastward across the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.
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