Tropical disturbance will bring increased rain chances closer to Labor Day

Tropical disturbance will bring increased rain chances closer to Labor Day

Tropical disturbance will bring increased rain chances closer to Labor Day

The sixth tropical system of the Atlantic season has formed.

The Met Éireann representative also mentioned that if such a storm does hit the North Atlantic, to the best of their knowledge, Ireland isn't likely to be affected.

The tropical wave over the central Atlantic Ocean that we've been watching all week is now centered near Hispaniola.

In addition to the heavier rain, wind is expected to increase out of the east with gusts increasing to near 30 miles per hour.

So, enjoy the Labor Day weekend with friends and family.

An area of disturbed weather is associated with a tropical wave is now sitting over Hispañola. Regardless of development, forecasters say the system is expected to bring rain to the area next week.


The next named storm is likely to form off of the coast of Africa over the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center has already begun issuing advisories on what it calls "potential tropical cyclone six", which is just off the west coast of Africa and was expected to bring heavy rains and gusty winds to the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands on Friday.

Though it may soon become Tropical Storm Florence, it may not make it to hurricane strength.

A tropical disturbance and its associated area of thunderstorms was located near the Dominican Republic on Friday morning, moving in the direction of South Florida.

This is expected to move northwest over Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico early next week. But shear is forecast to decrease in the weeks ahead, leaving open the possibility for more powerful storms.

On Thursday the storm was anticipated to become a hurricane by the end of Labor Day weekend. The latest forecast has what will become Florence staying a tropical storm, although a strong one, through the middle of next week.

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