BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A pop-up tropical system may make for a wet weekend across parts of South Florida. The yellow X above, just off the Bahamas, is expected to move west into the Gulf of Mexico. The good news: the chance of this system forming into anything of significance is low.
Meantime. Paulette and Rene remain no threat to land but there are two tropical waves near Africa that should be followed. One of them — the red x — has a 90 percent chance of formation. We remind our readers that the ovals above indicate the location where a depression may form. It is not necessarily a path of travel.
Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center as of early Thursday morning, September 10, 2020:
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Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 AM EDT Thu Sep 10 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Paulette, located over the central tropical Atlantic, and on Tropical Storm Rene, located over the eastern tropical Atlantic. 1. Satellite wind data and surface observations indicate that the low pressure area of of the coast of the Carolinas has weakened to a trough. The system is forecast to move northwestward at 10 to 15 mph and move inland over eastern North Carolina this afternoon, and the chances for significant development by that time are decreasing. Interests along the coasts of North and South Carolina should continue to monitor the progress of this disturbance. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent. 2. A large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorm is centered a couple of hundred miles northeast of the Central Bahamas. This system is forecast to drift westward and will likely be in the vicinity of the Florida peninsula on Friday. Afterward, upper-level conditions could become conducive for some development this weekend while the system drifts west-northwestward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent. 3. A tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa later today. Gradual development is anticipated once the system moves over water, and a tropical depression is expected to form late this week or over the weekend while the system moves generally westward across the eastern tropical Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent. 4. Another tropical wave is forecast to emerge off the west coast of Africa this weekend. Environmental conditions could be conducive for slow development over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean early next week while the wave moves slowly westward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.
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