Tropical Wave Could Bring Heavy Rain to Brevard as Early as Sunday and Into Labor Day
By Space Coast Daily // August 31, 2018
Potential Hurricane Florence Churning in east atlantic
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA– The National Hurricane Center in Miami continues to monitor a tropical wave (yellow X) which is producing a large area of cloudiness and showers from Hispaniola eastward to the Leeward Islands and the adjacent waters.
This activity is forecast to spread westward to west-northwestward, but strong upper-level winds are expected to
prevent any significant development of this system during the next several days.
However, environmental conditions could become more conducive for some development when the system reaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the early to middle part of next week.
Regardless of development, this system could produce heavy rainfall across portions of Hispaniola, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Florida into early next week.
The Space Coast may begin to experience enhanced amounts of rainfall starting late Sunday afternoon and into Monday, Labor Day.
The NHC gives the wave a zero percent chance of development over the next 48-hours and a low 10 percent chance over the next five days.
Potential Hurricane Florence
Further east in the Atlantic, potential tropical cyclone six is predicted to become a hurricane by 8:00 p.m. Monday.
Located about 235 miles east-south-east of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, the potential hurricane already has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving west at 13 mph.
The next named Atlantic storm would be Florence.
The Hurricane Center’s long-term track has potential Florence taking a northerly turn out to sea, not posing any threat to land.
The peak of the Hurricane season has arrived and while the predicted total number of storms has been lowered by just about every major hurricane tracking outlet, it only takes one storm to turn a quiet season into a catastrophic one.
Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily this Labor Day weekend for information regarding these tropical systems and your local forecasts.
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