National Hurricane Center Monitoring Possible Tropical Cyclone Formation Near Bahamas

By  //  May 26, 2016

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SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring an area of disturbed weather to the northeast of the Bahamas for possible tropical or subtropical development. The system is forecast to move slowly to the WNW-NW into the weekend. (NWS image)

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring an area of disturbed weather to the northeast of the Bahamas for possible tropical or subtropical development. The system is forecast to move slowly to the WNW-NW into the weekend. (NWS image)

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring an area of disturbed weather to the northeast of the Bahamas for possible tropical or subtropical development. The system is forecast to move slowly to the WNW-NW into the weekend.

SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK FROM NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI, FLORIDA

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A low pressure area centered between Bermuda and the Bahamas is gradually becoming better defined while shower activity is increasing. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for tropical or subtropical cyclone formation on Friday while the system moves west-northwestward or northwestward toward the southeastern United States coast.

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, all interests along the southeast coast from Georgia through North Carolina should monitor the progress of this low.

An Air Force reconnaissance plane will be scheduled to investigate this low on Friday.

The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this disturbance will be issued by 3 PM EDT today. For additional information on this system, see High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

• Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent
• Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent

The latest updates are available at www.nhc.noaa.gov


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