Tracking the Tropics: Two areas of interest
FOX 4 Staff
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - We find ourselves in the peak of hurricane season without any tropical cyclones; however, there are two areas of interest in the Atlantic Basin.
The first is a tropical wave located over the northwestern Caribbean. It is moving to the west-northwest at 10 mph and is forecast to move across the Yucatan Peninsula today ending up in the Bay of Campeche through where there may be some development. There is a low chance (20%) of this system becoming a tropical cyclone.
The second area of interest is an area of low pressure extending from the eastern Caribbean across the Lesser Antilles into the tropical Atlantic. The upper level wind shear remains low at this time and may allow some development; however, mid level dry air over the open waters of the Atlantic will likely hamper further development of this disturbance. This system has a medium chance (50%) of strengthening to a tropical cyclone over the next 5 days as it continues moving to the west-northwest at 10 mph.