BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The National Hurricane Center is now watching four tropical waves, two of which are marked by red X’s in the graphic above, indicating a development chance of 60 percent or greater.
While the two systems marked by the red X’s are unlikely to affect Florida, the two yellow X systems remain disturbances of note. Although their development chances have decreased over the past several hours, this is peak hurricane season and forecasts change quickly. We remind our readers that Hurricane Laura wasn’t much of anything when it was marked by a “yellow X” — the devastation from Hurricane Laura n Louisiana continues to be assessed.
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The key takeaway at this point: none of these systems are anything to panic over for now, but the is the time of year to watch all systems closely.
Here’s the 2pm Sunday, August 30, 2020 update from the National Hurricane Center:
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Sun Aug 30 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A westward-moving tropical wave accompanied by a broad low pressure area is located over the eastern Caribbean Sea just west of the Windward Islands. Associated shower and thunderstorm activity continues to show signs of organization, and environmental conditions are expected to gradually become more conducive for development. A tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves moves westward at about 15 mph across the central Caribbean Sea. Interests in Jamaica, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and Yucatan should monitor the progress of this disturbance. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent. 2. 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...60 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent. 3. A new tropical wave is expected to emerge off the coast of Africa in a couple of days. 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...30 percent. 4. 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 further development is becoming less likely due to unfavorable environmental conditions. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent. Forecaster Stewart
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