Two Areas To Watch In The Tropics

Reporter: Dylan Federico
Published: Updated:

Heading into this week, there are two areas to watch in the tropics.

The area that has our primary focus is the southwestern Caribbean, where tropical trouble is a possibility later this week. The National Hurricane Center expects an area of low pressure to gradually develop, and currently has a low 20% chance of a depression forming over the next 5 days.

While development chances are low over the next several days, there could be even higher chance of development by next weekend. It’s too early to speculate on any potential track or intensity, and its worth mentioning recent model runs have backed off to a certain degree on development. Nothing to worry about for now, but something to watch in the coming days.

Otherwise, a broad, non-tropical low is currently located about 700 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. This is expected to become a subtropical depression or storm in the coming days as it meanders over the central Atlantic.

Model plots keep this tropical wave over the Atlantic, as it is forecast to move south, then turns more to a west/northwest movement towards Bermuda. This is not a threat to southwest Florida.

The National Hurricane Center gives this disturbance a high 90% chance of developing.

The next two names are Epsilon & Zeta.


Rain chances return for your Sunday, with scattered afternoon showers, and highs in the upper 80s!

It’ll once again be a a breezy day across SW Florida, with a northeasterly breeze near 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20-30 MPH.


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