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TROPICAL TROUBLE: Systems East Of Florida Forming

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Peak Hurricane Season Nears, Tropics Flaring Up



BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The latest update from Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center suggests that it’s time to keep an eye on the tropics. Two of the three waves currently moving west appear to be heading in the general direction of Florida. We stress, however, that the ovals you see on the map above represent where a system may form, not necessarily a direction of travel.

This is the Saturday afternoon update from the National Hurricane Center:

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

  1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low
    pressure located a little more than 100 miles south of the
    southwesternmost Cabo Verde Islands have increased today. Some
    gradual additional development is possible during the next day or
    so but strong upper-level winds and cooler waters are likely to
    prevent significant development after that time. The system is
    expected to move generally west-northwestward to northwestward
    across the eastern tropical Atlantic at 10 to 15 mph. Regardless
    of development, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are
    possible over portions of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands
    tonight and Sunday.
  • Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent.
  • Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent.
  1. A small but well-defined area of low pressure located over the
    tropical Atlantic about a thousand miles west of the Cabo Verde
    Islands continues to produce limited shower activity. Environmental
    conditions are expected to become a little more favorable for
    gradual development over the next several days, and this system
    could become a tropical depression by the middle of next week.
    The system is forecast to drift toward the west-southwest or west
    during the next couple of days, and then move a little faster
    toward the west-northwest early next week.
  • Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.
  • Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent.
  1. A tropical wave located over the west-central tropical Atlantic
    is producing limited shower and thunderstorm activity. Significant
    development of this system is not anticipated as it moves
    west-northwestward across the Lesser Antilles and eastern Caribbean
    Sea during the early to middle part of next week.
  • Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
  • Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent.



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