Tropical development possible near Florida’s east coast
Potential impacts and direction of system still uncertain
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - The National Hurricane Center has placed medium odds for tropical development off the east coast of Florida. The Saturday evening update has slightly downgraded the chance of development to 50% over the next 48 hours.
This system has been dubbed Invest 90L so that computer forecast models can begin to run and determine potential impacts and overall direction. Current steering patterns, development or not, favor a possible westward move toward Florida as it drifts along the eastern edge of a broad area of high pressure centered over Texas. Until a more well-defined center of circulation forms, there will likely continue to be a considerable amount of uncertainty regarding the evolution of this potential tropical system.
As of Saturday evening, impacts to Texas or the Brazos Valley remain low and of little concern. This could become Tropical Depression Six sometime Sunday. The next name for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Fred.
The next update from the National Hurricane Center will be issued by 1am Sunday.
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