According to a 2:00 pm update to the National Hurricane Center, forecasters are monitoring two systems brewed in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, both of which could be tropical cyclones later this week.
Saturday, there were 3 systems, But one subsequently dissipated.
Here’s what we know from the Hurricane Center update:
There is a “long and narrow area of cyclones” hundreds of miles east of the Windward Islands. Forecasters say there is a 40% chance of being formed in the next 48 hours and a 50% chance of being formed in the next 5 hours.
The system “continues to produce chaotic showers and thunderstorms,” the update said.
“Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable to support phased development over the next few days. The system can become a tropical cyclone while traveling west-northwest at 10-15 mph. Yes, “forecaster David Brown said in a 2:00 pm update.
The system may reach parts of the Lesser Antilles at the end of Monday, move closer to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico the next day, and move closer to Hispaniola later this week. Storms can produce heavy rains and gusts.
The second obstacle, a cyclone-related shower and thunderstorm, lies on the tropical Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between the Cape Verde and Lesser Antilles. By 2:00 pm on Sunday, forecasters said the storm had diminished. It formed with a 30% chance in the next 48 hours and developed with a 40% chance in the next 5 days.
“Environmental conditions appear to be slightly driving development, but the system could become a tropical cyclone later this week while traveling west-southwest or west at 10 mph.” Said the forecaster.