BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The tropical wave being monitored by meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center is growing fast. With just a 50 percent chance of development yesterday, forecasters now say it has an 80 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next day.
The next storm name is Fred.
We remind our readers: the oval you see above is the zone where a storm may form, not necessarily a direction of travel. Of course, the two are directly related so keeping an eye on the red X above is a good idea if you live in South Florida.
Here is the Monday afternoon update from the National Hurricane Center:
- Showers and thunderstorms associated with the area of low pressure
located about 100 miles east-northeast of Barbados continue to show
signs of organization. However, recent satellite wind data indicates
that the system currently lacks a well-defined center.
Environmental conditions are expected to remain conducive for
additional development, and a tropical depression is likely to form
later today or tonight while the low moves west-northwestward at 10
to 15 mph. The disturbance is forecast to move through portions of
the Lesser Antilles tonight, then move near the Virgin Islands and
Puerto Rico on Tuesday, and Hispaniola on Wednesday. Tropical storm
watches or warnings could be required this afternoon with
shorter-than-normal lead times for portions of the Lesser Antilles,
the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. In addition, heavy rains and
flooding are likely for the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, and
Puerto Rico. Interests in those areas should monitor the progress
of this system.
- Formation chance through 48 hours…high…80 percent.
- Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent.
- Showers and thunderstorms in association with an elongated low
pressure area located several hundred miles east of the Lesser
Antilles have diminished. Environmental conditions have become
unfavorable and development of this system is no longer expected.
- Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
- Formation chance through 5 days…low…near 0 percent.
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