Tropical Storm Paulette Forms in Atlantic, Tropical Depression 18 Develops Near Cabo Verde Islands
By Space Coast Daily // September 7, 2020
Hurricane Season runs until November 30
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has upgraded a disturbance a couple hundred miles west of Cabo Verde Islands into Tropical Storm Paulette on Monday.
As of Monday afternoon, experts at the NHC don’t expect Paulette to pose a threat to the east coast of Florida for at least another week and a half.
Currently, Paulette is moving to the west-northwest at 3 mph and carrying 40 mph max sustained winds. The NHC model shows Tropical Storm Paulette most likely moving north of the Lesser Antiles by late Saturday evening.
Another tropical system NHC is monitoring has the potential to become a hurricane by Thursday afternoon. Tropical Depression 18 is located about 180 east of the Cabo Verde Islands and could become a tropical storm by later today.
While Tropical Depression 18 poses no threat to Florida for at least another two weeks, if at all, the system shows early intensification of tropical systems this year coming off the coast of Africa, which is a common occurrence this time of year as hurricane season reaches its peak.
Should Tropical Depression 18 become a tropical storm tonight, it would be called ‘Rene’.
At this time, none of current disturbances in the Atlantic pose any threat to Brevard County in the immediate future.
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