BY: WEATHER TEAM | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The developing system near Florida now has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression within the next 48 hours — but the National Hurricane Center is taking the forecast a step further. As of Sunday afternoon, forecasters say a Tropical Storm watch — or even a Hurricane Watch — could be required by Monday night.
This is the Sunday afternoon Tropical Weather Outlook from the National Hurricane Center:
Southwestern Atlantic: An area of low pressure located more than 200 miles north of Puerto Rico is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system is forecast to move northward and then northwestward into the southwestern Atlantic where environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development, and a subtropical or tropical storm is likely to form in the next day or so. The system is then forecast to turn westward or west-southwestward over the southwestern Atlantic by the middle part of this week where additional development is possible.
Regardless of development, there is an increasing risk of coastal flooding, tropical-storm-force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf, and beach erosion along much of the southeastern United States coast, the Florida east coast, and portions of the central and northwestern Bahamas beginning in the early to middle part of this week. Interests in those areas should continue to monitor the progress of this system as tropical storm, hurricane, and storm surge watches could be required for a portion of these areas by early Monday. Additional information on this system, including gale warnings, can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service and in products from your local weather office.
Formation chance through 48 hours…high…80 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.
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