Potential tropical cyclone forms in Atlantic; 2nd system closer to Fla

Potential tropical cyclone forms in Atlantic; 2nd system closer to Fla

Potential tropical cyclone forms in Atlantic; 2nd system closer to Fla

The system, dubbed Invest 90L, would be named Florence if it becomes a tropical storm.

"A subtropical ridge of high pressure remains north of the Orlando area, ushering in a muggy, southeasterly flow on Thursday", Campos said.

Tropical Storm Norman strengthened slightly overnight and is forecast to become a hurricane today.

Storm Ophelia - a tropical revolving storm which hit Ireland's south coast - evolved from the strongest eastern Atlantic hurricane in a century.

As of 11am Thursday, Potential Tropical Cyclone Six was located roughly 370nm ESE of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. It had winds of 30 miles per hour with stronger gusts.


People along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, as well as the Caribbean, have enjoyed an extended period with no great concern for tropical activity during August.

Additional development is anticipated, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward near the Cabo Verde Islands. It's moving slowly west and in the general direction of Florida. Further development of the wave looks slim as of right now.

An ominous satellite image has been released by the Joint Cyclone Centre in Florida, warning that a storm "as strong as Ophelia" could strike in mid-September, bringing with it as much destruction as its predecessor, which hit the country on October 16 previous year.

The National Weather Service in Miami said models differ on location, timing and rain chances with the wave's arrival still a few days away.

There is a high chance that this will develop into a tropical cyclone Friday as it moves west.

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