Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Forecasters Watching Two Potential Storms in Atlantic

Forecasters Watching Two Potential Storms in Atlantic

The Barbados Meteorological Services is monitoring the progress of two tropical waves to the east south-east of Barbados.

Even if no cyclone forms, the system is expected to dump heavy rain on the Lesser Antilles.

There will be a better chance of storms Monday afternoon due to the moisture associated with a tropical wave moving to our South.

After that, however, its future is murky.

Although this system is close to dry air, some slow development is possible over the next few days, according to National Hurricane Center forecaster Dan Brown.

Hurricane Fernanda Update: July 16, 2017
Brewing Caribbean storm could become tropical cyclone in two days

Another wave located about 800 miles WSW of Cape Verde Islands has a low potential of cyclone development.

It has a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next five days. Fernanda was moving toward the west near 12 miles per hour (19 kph) and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days.

It could be something for Hawaii to watch late this week, as it is expected to continue to track in the general direction of the islands.

Hurricane Fernanda has continued to build strength in the Pacific Ocean but is heading farther out to sea and does not pose any immediate threat to land.

Like this: