Two tropical waves being monitored; pointed toward the Caribbean
Any potential impacts to the United States Coast not anticipated until after the 4th of July
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two tropical waves, fairly close to each other, moving west-northwest through the tropical Atlantic. Similar development odds are placed on each area of interest over the next 5 days. For the time being, these are just that: areas of interest. While both will need to be monitored for further development, impacts to the United States Coast are uncertain at this time. Concerns are low currently, but that could change as further development attempts to take shape through the weekend.
From the National Hurricane Center’s Tuesday evening update:
- Area of Interest #1 (in yellow above): Disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue in association with a tropical wave located over the tropical Atlantic about 650 miles east of the Leser Antilles. Development, if any, of this system should be slow to occur as the tropical wave moves quickly westward to the west-northwestward at 20 to 25mph, passing through the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday and then across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea later this week. | Development Odds (decreased): 48-hour: 10%, 5-Day: 20%
- Area of Interest #2 (in orange above): A broad area of low pressure, associated with a tropical wave, is located about midway between the west coast of Africa and the Windward Islands. This system is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms that are starting to show some signs of organization. Environmental conditions appear generally favorable for development, and a tropical depression could form during the next few days while the system moves west-northwestward at about 20mph. Interests in the Windward and Leeward Islands should closely monitor this system as it will likely be moving through that region on Friday. | Development Odds(increased): 48-hour: 40%, 5-Day: 60%
Any impacts to the United States Coast are not expected to occur until after the Independence Day Weekend. The next update from the National Hurricane Center is expected by 1am Wednesday.
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