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Tropical Wave Forms Days Before Hurricane Season Starts

Tropical wave may 2021
The first tropical wave of the 2021 hurricane season.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Welcome to Hurricane Season 2021. While it doesn’t officially start until June 1st, the National Hurricane Center is already tracking a tropical wave — it has a 40 percent chance of development.

The odds of it affecting South Florida are somewhere between none and less than none, but it’s a reminder that it is never too early to prepare for hurricane season — and anything that it may bring.

From the National Hurricane Center:

“A non-tropical low pressure system is forecast to develop a few hundred miles northeast of Bermuda by tomorrow afternoon and  produce gale-force winds. The low is then forecast to move west-southwestward over warmer waters on Friday and could become a short-lived subtropical cyclone over the weekend to the northeast of Bermuda.  

The system is expected to move toward the north and northeast into a more hostile environment by Monday.  For more information on this system, please see High Seas forecasts issued by the Ocean Prediction Center.”

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent.



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