Odds increasing for tropical wave to develop into depression, Tropical Storm Humberto

Yesterday, September 10th was the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and right now we’re heating up with several areas of interest to track.

A disturbance near the southeastern Bahamas (Invest 95L) continues to produce disorganized showers and storms. This system is still expected to approach Florida by Friday into the weekend before moving into the Gulf of Mexico. Potential for tropical development is increasing, now at 60% over the next 5 days for a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm Humberto. Could happen before passing by Florida, but currently the greater opportunity will be in the Gulf. Right now, for SW Florida, our primary impact will be increased rain chances with scattered storms and potentially breezy weather.

The National Hurricane Center has lowered the chance of Invest 94L forming into a tropical system, right now at 10% over the next 5 days. It’s still something to watch and it’s located 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. We will monitor as the area of interest moves westward, but with increased wind shear in its path, it will most likely fall apart.

Our final area of interest emerged off the African coast earlier this week as a tropical wave. Both the American and European model hint at the potential for development over the next week, due to more conducive conditions. There is plenty of time to watch this system as it’ll be nearing the Lesser Antilles by early next week. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 20% chance of development over the next 5 days.

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