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Hurricane Center Watching Two More, Could Be Theta and Iota

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If these systems form, they will become Theta and Iota — the 29th and 30th storms of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The National Hurricane Center is tracking two more disturbances — in addition to Eta. One seems to have the potential to impact South Florida weather. The unprecedented 29th and 30th named storms of the season — if they develop — would be Theta and Iota. The “red x” is on an eastwardly trek so seemingly no issue for South Florida, but note the orange oval south of Cuba. That has a 50 percent chance of formation over the next five days. We always stress the ovals are not paths, but areas where a system could develop.

Here’s the outlook from the National Hurricane Center.


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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical 
Storm Eta, located off the southwest coast of Florida.

1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a non-tropical low 
pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of the 
Azores continue to get gradually better organized. Further 
development is expected, and a tropical or subtropical storm will 
likely form during the next few days while the system moves eastward 
or east-northeastward over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. 
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent. 
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

2. A tropical wave is forecast to move over the central Caribbean Sea, 
where an area of low pressure could form in a couple of days. 
Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for 
development, and a tropical depression could form late this 
week or over the weekend while the system moves slowly westward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. 
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.

Additional information on the central Atlantic low pressure area 
can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather 
Service...under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1 and WMO header FZNT01 KWBC.

Forecaster Zelinsky

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