Florida Should Watch Waves Moving West
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Two tropical waves may merge, a third is expected to form this weekend, and tropical storms Nana and Omar remain active. It’s busy for forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, and interests along the east coast should be paying attention.
The existing tropical waves — marked as yellow and red above — have a high probability of development. The red wave itself has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression within five days.
The extended tracking map often changes quite a bit, but shows the long range path on a course towards Florida.
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Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center:
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 AM EDT Thu Sep 3 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently upgraded Hurricane Nana, approaching the coast of Belize, and on Tropical Depression Omar, located a few hundred miles north of Bermuda. 1. A broad area of low pressure located over the eastern tropical Atlantic several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce a small area of showers and thunderstorms. This system is expected to interact with a tropical wave approaching from the east over the weekend, and it is unclear if the interaction will enhance or inhibit development of this system while it meanders over the eastern and central tropical Atlantic through early next week. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent. 2. A tropical wave located off the coast of west Africa is merging with another disturbance located a couple of hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands, resulting in an extensive area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Development of this system is likely to be slow during the next couple of days while it moves west- northwestward at about 15 mph, and a tropical depression is more likely to form early next week over the central tropical Atlantic where environmental conditions are forecast to be more favorable for development. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent. 3. Another tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa over the weekend. An area of low pressure is expected to form from the wave, and some development of this low will be possible early next week while it moves generally westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.
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