National Hurricane Center: Two Tropical Disturbances ‘Likely’ to Form in Atlantic

By  //  August 31, 2020

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The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring four disturbances in the Atlantic, as the 2020 hurricane season moves into September. Two of the four disturbances have a “likely” chance of tropical formation within the next 48 hours. (National Hurricane Center image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring four disturbances in the Atlantic, as the 2020 hurricane season moves into September.

Two of the four disturbances have a “likely” chance of tropical formation within the next 48 hours.

“A broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea has changed little in organization since yesterday, and satellite-derived winds indicate that there is no closed circulation,” the National Hurricane Center said in a release Monday.

“Environmental conditions are expected to gradually become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next couple of days while the system moves westward at 15 to 20 mph.”

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Another area of low pressure has been located approximately 135 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

“This system continues to become better organized, and a tropical depression is expected to form later today or tonight while the system moves northeastward, near but offshore of the southeastern coast of the United States and then away from land,” stated the National Hurricane Center.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is en route to investigate the system.

A tropical wave is expected to emerge off the coast of Africa in a day or two. The gradual development of this system will be possible through the end of the week while it moves slowly westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.

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