Tropical wave Invest 94L could become a tropical depression next week
It’s not time to close the windows yet, but it’s time to keep an eye out for the tropics.
Meteorologists monitor a tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic. It could develop into a tropical depression early to mid next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.
This system is expected to move west at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic and approach the Windward Islands by Tuesday and move into the southeast Caribbean Sea by Wednesday.
NHC experts give him a 30% formation change over the next 48 hours, then the formation chance increases to 60% over the next five days.
Meteorologists are also watching for a weak disturbance that will cross the Florida peninsula and head west across the Gulf of Mexico early next week, according to Accuweather.com. This system has zero to 20 percent development change.
There have been no named storms in the Atlantic since Alex dissipated on June 6. The next storm will be Bonnie.
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What is it and where are they?
labeled Invest 94L for the moment, the tropical wave located on the central tropical Atlantic to the southwest of Cape Verde. It produces a wide area of showers and disorganized thunderstorms.
Other tropical waves
Meteorologists are observing a weak disturbance that will cross the Florida peninsula and head west across the Gulf of Mexico early next week. This disturbance will have a small window to better organize Monday through Wednesday before moving inland into southeast Texas. It’s unlikely to briefly develop into a depression or tropical storm, although it could threaten southeast Texas with heavy downpours by mid-week.
What is the probability that they will strengthen?
Environmental conditions appear favorable for the development of Invest 94L over the next few days, and a tropical depression could form early to mid next week as it moves west at around 15 mph above the tropical Atlantic and approaches the Windward Islands.
- 48 hour formation chance: low, 30%.
- Chance of formation over 5 days: average, 60%.
Who is likely to be impacted?
It is too early at this time to determine whether Invest 94L will have an impact on the United States as it heads to the Caribbean.
Forecasters urge all residents to continue to monitor the tropics and always be prepared during what is expected to be an active hurricane season.
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