New Wave Near Florida Developed Overnight.
Forecasters: Fourth Wave May Form.
UPDATE: 12:05 p.m. with FOURTH potential wave.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Three tropical waves are under the watchful eye of the National Hurricane Center which says a fourth may develop over the next few days. Two, including a newly forming system near Florida’s panhandle, are notable for their potential impact on the sunshine state.
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The five day development models for the two waves in the Atlantic show a 30 percent chance of growth — slightly down from an earlier forecast. One continues to keep Florida impact a possibility, while the other appears headed to the Gulf.
The wave forming near the Florida Panhandle (red X above) now shows a 70 percent chance of development as it moves east. Forecasters expect the storm to eventually move away from land.
As we’ve been stressing for days, it’s still too early to be concerned, but awareness is key during peak hurricane season. Hurricane Laura had just a slim chance of development when it was in roughly the same location as the tropical wave closest to Africa.
Here is the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sun Aug 30 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave are gradually moving westward away from the Lesser Antilles. Although the disturbance remains disorganized at this time, some gradual development of this system is possible during the next several days while it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph across the Caribbean Sea. Regardless of development, this system will continue to produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall across portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands this morning before diminishing this afternoon. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent. 2. A westward-moving tropical wave is located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This system is producing limited shower activity, and any further development is expected to be slow to occur while it moves slowly westward over the eastern or central tropical Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent. 3. An area of low pressure is expected to form off the southeastern coast of the United States in a day or two. Subsequent development of this system is possible, and a tropical depression is likely to form by the middle of the week while the system moves northeastward or east-northeastward, initially parallel to the southeastern coast of the U.S. and then away from land. * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent. 4. A new tropical wave is expected to emerge off the coast of Africa in a couple of days. Some gradual development of this system will be possible through the end of the week while it moves slowly westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent. Forecaster Stewart
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