Two disturbances to watch in the eastern Atlantic, one in the eastern Caribbean; Omar now a remnant low
The climatological peak of hurricane season is less than one week away! It peaks on September 10th! We are tracking one tropical depression and three other disturbances.
The first is an area of low pressure in the central Atlantic producing disorganized showers and storms. Right now, the National Hurricane Center is giving it a 90% chance of development over the next 5 days.
A second tropical wave forecast to move off the west coast of Africa is producing a large area of disorganized storm activity. Gradual development of this disturbance is likely, and a tropical depression could form by early next week. Right now, the National Hurricane Center is giving it a 80% chance of development over the next 5 days.
A third tropical wave is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. A tropical depression is not likely to form as it will move into an area of unfavorable conditions. However, the NHC has given it a low 10% chance of development within the next 5 days. We will continue to monitor the situation.
The next storm name on the list is Paulette, followed by Rene and Sally.
Elsewhere, Post-Tropical Omar is finally winding down! It is heading away from the United States and poses no threat to land. As it moves north into cooler north Atlantic waters, it will continue to weaken.