Four Areas To Watch In The Tropics: Tropical Storm Nicholas forms
Happy Sunday, SW Florida!
It’s looking like a typical September day with highs in the 90s, a mix of sun and clouds, and the potential for some afternoon storms. I think the best chance for storms comes mid to late afternoon.
In the tropics, the Atlantic is turning very busy with five areas to watch.
Tropical Storm Nicholas has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Here is the latest advisory.
Tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for the coasts of northeastern Mexico and Texas. Nicholas is moving north-northwest. A slower northward or north-northeastward motion is forecast by late Monday or Monday night.
Heavy rain & flooding are becoming a concern for Texas & Louisiana starting as soon as tomorrow and continuing into the workweek as this system slowly moves northward.
The disturbance near the southeastern Bahamas has a medium 50% of becoming a depression as it moves towards the NW over the next five days. This area of interest isn’t a threat to SW Florida, but the Carolina’s and Mid-Atlantic should keep an eye on it.
The wave moving off the African coast bears watching as it moves westward over the next week. Most models strongly signal development, and the NHC has increased development chances to a medium 60% chance.
There is also a low, 10% chance of development near the Azores in the NE Atlantic, but this is of no concern to us in the United States.