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HURRICANE CENTER: New System Has 80 Percent Chance Of Formation


Florida? Gulf Coast? Mexico? Too Soon To Know Path.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — The latest disturbance being tracked by the National Hurricane Center has an 80 percent chance developing into a tropical depression within the next five days. The system, marked in the graphic above by an “orange x,” is currently moving in a westwardly direction. It is too soon to know whether it will turn towards the north — perhaps affecting Florida or the Gulf Coast, or if it will continue to head west.

The Atlantic Hurricane season continues through the end of November. The next name for a storm is “Eta.”

Here is the early morning tropical outlook from the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Oct 30 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Shower activity associated with a large area of disturbed weather 
over the Lesser Antilles and the eastern Caribbean Sea has become a 
little more concentrated this evening.  Conditions are expected to 
be conducive for development of this disturbance during the next 
few days, and a tropical depression is likely to form by the time 
the system reaches the western Caribbean Sea early next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.
Is a hurricane heading towards Florida?

While there is no hurricane heading towards Florida as of October 30, 2020, there is a new system that the National Hurricane Center is monitoring. It has an 80 percent chance of formation in the five days, but its path remains unclear.national hurricane center


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