Tracking 3 areas of interest in the tropics, depressions likely

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We are 10 days away from the climatological peak of hurricane season and right on cue, The Weather Authority team is monitoring three areas of interest in the Atlantic Basin!

The first disturbance, dubbed Invest 99-L, is moving through the eastern Caribbean this morning. There has been little change in strength over the past 24 hours with this system.

Development into a tropical depression is likely over the next few days as it pushes west.

This is not an immediate threat to the United States, as most models are forecasting a storm movement keeping it in the Caribbean. Right now, the NHC gives this disturbance an 80% chance of development over the next five days.

Second, we are tracking an area of low pressure (Invest 90-L) just off the Carolina’s this afternoon. This disturbance has become more organized, and a tropical depression could form later today or tonight.

The good news: it is expected to parallel the U.S. southeast coast before pushing out to sea and away from land! Later this week, high wind shear will rip this system apart.

Right now, the NHC gives Invest 90-L a 90% chance of development over the next five days.

A tropical wave currently over western Africa is expected to emerge over the eastern Atlantic in a couple of days, and interact with a large area of disturbed weather already located in the eastern Atlantic.

Development, if it were to occur, will be slow to do so in the coming days. Either way, it’s thousands of miles from Southwest Florida, and there’s nothing to worry about at this time.

Right now, the NHC gives this tropical wave a low 30% chance of development over the next five days.

Stay tuned for updates! The next names on our 2020 hurricane list are Nana and Omar.

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