ORLANDO, Fla. — Potential Tropical Cyclone Six continues to slowly organize in the eastern Atlantic, and is on track to become a tropical storm later Friday. A potential tropical cyclone is a system that is not yet a fully formed tropical cyclone, but will likely become one in the next 24 to 48 hours. A potential tropical cyclone also allows watches and warnings to be issued. Tropical Storm Warnings continue for the southern Cabo Verde islands, including: The system is expected to gradually strengthen into a tropical storm later Friday. When it becomes a named storm, its name will be "Florence". Tropical storm conditions are expected along the southern Cabo Verde islands later Friday, with 4 to 8 inches of rainfall also likely. The system is then expected to move away from the islands and intensify into a hurricane early next week. At this time, the potential tropical cyclone is not expected to impact the United States. Keeping an eye on tropical wave in the Caribbean … [Read more...] about Potential Tropical Cyclone Six expected to become tropical storm
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Tropical Storm Florence is expected to form today in the far off eastern Atlantic, but South Florida should be watching a disturbance closer to its shores for a potential Labor Day washout. A tropical wave near Hispaniola has a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days, but regardless of formation is expected to dump rain Sunday through Tuesday. RELATED: Safest places to live in Florida to avoid a hurricane Meteorologists at the South Florida Water Management District are predicting the heaviest showers on Monday and Tuesday with some areas seeing between 5 and 10 inches of rain.Heavy rain is forecast for South Florida beginning Sunday into Tuesday from a tropical wave that could develop in the Gulf of Mexico next week. “We’re forecasting excessive rainfall. It could be an average over the entire water management district of about two inches but really what that means are there are locations that could receive up to 5 to 10 inches of … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Florence could form today, but will Labor Day be a washout?
It's still being called Potential Tropical Cyclone Six, but it will likely get a new title -- Tropical Storm Florence -- later today. The National Hurricane Center said the storm -- whatever its name is -- will bring tropical storm conditions to the Cabo Verde Islands in the far eastern Atlantic today. As of the last advisory, at 7 a.m. CDT Friday, Potential Tropical Cyclone Six was located about 190 miles east-southeast of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands and was moving west-northwest at 12 mph. It had winds of 35 mph and was expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Florence later today. It could intensify into a hurricane next week, according to forecasters. The potential Florence will track near or over the southern Cabo Verde Islands as a tropical storm later today and tonight, the hurricane center said. Tropical storm warnings remained in effect for some of the Cabo Verde Islands -- Santiago, Fogo and Brava -- and heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible there … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Florence may be named today in eastern Atlantic
Forecasters on Thursday morning (Aug. 30) were tracking a disturbance in the Atlantic that will likely become a tropical depression or tropical storm within 48 hours. It will be named Florence if it strengthens to a tropical storm. The storm is not expected to pose a threat to New Orleans. Most models have the disturbance curving north in the Atlantic away from the Gulf. As of 7 a.m., the well-defined low pressure system was off the west coast of Africa near Senegal, the National Hurricane Center said. The disturbance was moving northwest at 15 mph toward the Cabo Verde Islands. It has a high chance (80 percent) of developing into at least a tropical depression within 48 hours. The cyclone categories, in increasing strength, are tropical depression, tropical storm and hurricane. The system is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the Cabo Verde Islands on Friday and Saturday. Tropical storm watches and warnings could be issued later Thursday, … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Florence could form off coast of Africa this week, forecasters say
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Lane, greatly diminished from the major hurricane it once was, drifted away from the Hawaiian coast on Saturday, but lingering showers threatened to trigger more flooding and landslides. The National Weather Service (NWS) lifted all remaining tropical storm warnings and watch advisories for Hawaii as trade winds finally began to nudge Lane off to the west. But a flash flood watch remained in effect for Oahu, home to the state capital Honolulu and 70 percent of Hawaii’s 1.4 million residents, through Sunday morning, emergency management officials said. Civil defense officials on the Big Island said more rain and flooding were also possible there, and a high-surf advisory was posted through the day for south- and east-facing shores of all the islands. Lane’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 50 miles (80 km) per hour, but residual moisture would produce excessive rainfall that could lead to “additional flash flooding and … [Read more...] about More floods threaten Hawaii as tropical Storm Lane drifts away