A tropical disturbance is being monitored for signs of possible development in the Atlantic Ocean. In the latest Tropical Outlook from the National Hurricane Center, they have upped the odds of tropical cyclone formation from 20% to 30%.
Recently-received satellite wind data indicates that the circulation associated with a tropical wave located about 700 miles east of the Windward Islands has become better defined. However, according to the National Hurricane Center, upper-level wind have become less conducive for development. Nevertheless, some slow development of this system may occur during the next day or so while it moves generally west-northwestward near 15 mph.
Beyond the Tropical Outlook from the National Hurricane Center, computer model forecast guidance is suggesting things could be heating up in the Caribbean in the coming days when it comes to tropical cyclone development. Some recent forecast runs suggest a tropical storm or hurricane could form, perhaps impacting the United States with time. While no such storm exists at this time, it’s important that people in hurricane prone areas monitor the tropics for the balance of the season.
The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through to the end of November. Should one form, the next named storm in the basin will be called Epsilon.