Forecasters Watching Two Potential Storms in Atlantic

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 17, 2017

South Florida is watching two areas in the central Atlantic Ocean for possible development as the 2017 hurricane season continues to heat up.

This system has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours, the center says. Showers and storms associated with this disturbance have become better organized but it is lacking a well-defined low-level center of circulation.

Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the Lesser Antilles beginning late Tuesday.

After that, however, its future is murky. After that time, less favorable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development.

A second disturbance is stirring 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, the center says.

Hurricane Fernanda as of Monday morning is a Category 3 storm with top winds of 125 miles per hour.

Fernanda was heading in the general direction of Hawaii, but forecasters said it is likely to lose strength in the coming days.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu said Monday that it is still too soon to say what, if any, effects Fernanda could have on the islands.

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