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Development in the Caribbean Sea

Posted: Updated:

June 19

8:30am

There is currently some activity in the tropics.

(Floater 1)
A well-defined non-tropical area of low pressure is located about 440 miles SE of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is producing a limited area of showers and thunderstorms. There is still a potential for this system to develop into a tropical cyclone before it encounters cooler water, greater wind shear and a more stable atmosphere within a day or so.
This system has a Medium chance (50%) of becoming a Tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves ENE at 10-15mph.
This system will Not affect the Gulf Coast.

(Floater 2)
A large area of cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms is over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and stretched into the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. This system is associated with a surface trough and upper level conditions are not expected to become conducive for tropical development. Areas of heavy rainfall are likely during the next couple of days over the Cayman Islands, Cuba, the Bahamas and South Florida.
This system has a Low chance (10%) of becoming a Tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves NW 5-10 mph.
This system Will move into the GoM (Gulf of Mexico)

Elsewhere, tropical development is not expected during the next 48 hours and through the weekend. 

For a continued look into the tropics, follow the link below to the Storm Team 5 Hurricane Center.

http://www.kalb.com/category/187198/hurricane-center 

~DEW

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