WATCH: NHC Monitoring Tropical Disturbance In Bahamas, 60 Percent Chance it Will Become Named Storm

By  //  July 22, 2019

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moving over northwest Bahamas at 15 mph

SPACE COAST DAILY TV AFTERNOON WEATHER UPDATE: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses storms firing up in western portions of Brevard and details a tropical disturbance set to impact the Space Coast.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical disturbance that is moving over the northwest Bahamas at 15 mph on Monday.

Experts now say there is a 60-percent chance over the next five days that the disturbance could become the third named storm of 2019.

Showers and thunderstorms have increased in association with an area of low pressure located near Andros Island in the Bahamas.

While environmental conditions are only marginally conducive for development, only a slight increase in the organization of this system could result in the formation of a tropical depression later today or tonight.

Additional development is not anticipated after that time due to strong upper-level winds. The low is expected to move northwestward around 15 mph today and north-northwestward to northward tonight and Tuesday, remaining offshore of the east coast of the Florida peninsula.

This system will continue to produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of the northwest Bahamas through tonight. Showers and thunderstorms could also spread over portions of the east coast of the Florida peninsula tonight and Tuesday.

• Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…60 percent.
• Formation chance through 5 days…medium…60 percent.

Strong upper-level winds is expected to halt further development beyond five days.

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Experts say there is a 60-percent chance over the next five days that the disturbance could become the third named storm of 2019. (NHC Image)

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