Tropical wave over Caribbean will approach Florida this week, development possible

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Tropical wave invest 95L. photo via WINK News

The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring a tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean for potential development over the next five days.

This disturbance has a hard battle as it moves over mountainous terrain and through high wind shear, which typically rips storms apart. Regardless of development, this tropical wave is likely to increase rain chances in Florida late this week and into the weekend.

As of 5 a.m., the NHC forecasts the tropical wave to move west-northwest across the Caribbean Sea over the next few days, dumping heavy rain which could lead to localized flooding across parts of the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola.

While low development is expected right now, the disturbance will likely move near or over the Florida Straits and the Bahamas late this week.

  • Formation chance through 48 hours, low, 10 percent
  • Formation chance through 5 days, low, 20 percent

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