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Three Areas of Interest in the Tropics

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Tuesday, September 3

10:00am

In the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there are a few areas of interest that we are monitoring for further development in the Atlantic Basin.

Invest 97-L
After Satellite, Radar and Surface Obs analysis, there is an evident, broad area of low pressure located near Dominica. This disturbance is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms from the E. Caribbean, across the Lesser Antilles and into the W. Atlantic.
Upper-level winds appear to be favorable for development. However, there is a significant pocket of dry air (in the mid-levels) that is continuing to inhibit any development at the moment.
During the next couple of days, we will conditions improve and become favorable for development through the environment.
This system is moving WNW around 10 mph. It will be around Puerto Rico and Hispaniola during the next couple of days.
This system has a LOW chance (20%) of becoming a Tropical Cyclone during the next 48 hours and a Medium chance (50%) of becoming a Tropical Cyclone during the next 5 days.

Invest 98-L
A Tropical wave with an associated area of elongated, low pressure is located just off the Atlantic Coast of Africa and several hundred miles SE of the Cape Verde Islands.
This system is moving WNW at 10-15 mph and will be moving into an environment that somewhat supports development during the next couple of days.
This system has a LOW chance (<10%) of becoming a Tropical Cyclone during the next 48 hours and a continued LOW chance (20%) of becoming a Tropical Cyclone during the next 5 days.

Other features in the Atlantic-Tropics

A Tropical wave (Located over the Western Yucatan Peninsula) is continuing to move to the West at about 10mph. There is some potential for development after this storm crosses the Yucatan Peninsula and moves into the Southern GoM (Gulf of Mexico) and the Bay of Campeche, during the next couple of days.
This system has a LOW chance (20%) of becoming a Tropical Cyclone during the next 48 hours and a MEDIUM chance (30%) of becoming a Tropical Cyclone during the next 5 days.

Elsewhere, development is not expected during the next 48 hours.

For a continued look into the tropics, follow the link below to the First Alert Hurricane Center.

 

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

 

~DEW
Meteorologist Dorrell Wenninger

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