Caribbean tropical wave may near Florida and the Bahamas by late-week

95L has a low chance to become a depression or storm

7 PM NHC Outlook 7/30/19

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - In the tropics, we are watching two tropical waves for possible development. One wave, known as Invest 95L, in the Caribbean Sea. And another wave located in the far east Atlantic Ocean.

Neither pose an immediate or credible threat to South Mississippi based on the latest info as of Tuesday. However, they will both be tracked this week as we learn more about their ultimate paths and intensities.

TROPICAL WAVE “INVEST 95L”

  • A tropical wave, known as Invest 95L, was located in the eastern Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning.
  • 95L has a low chance to become a depression or storm over the next five days. Several features such as dry air, strong upper wind, and mountainous island terrain are helping to limit 95L’s development.
  • 95L is expected to continue moving northwestward toward the Bahamas and Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.
  • At this time, 95L is not expected to threaten South Mississippi. However, it will pose at least a rain threat to areas between Puerto Rico and parts of Florida through this weekend.

TROPICAL WAVE IN THE FAR EAST ATLANTIC OCEAN

  • Another tropical wave located was located near the Cape Verde Islands in the far east Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday evening.
  • This tropical wave has a medium chance to develop over the next five days. While it is currently fighting upper level winds, it is expected to move into an environment with lighter wind shear by the weekend.
  • It is expected to continue moving west-northwestward this week. By Saturday, it may still be located east of the Lesser Antilles and very far away from North America.
  • It is far too early to consider this tropical disturbance as a threat to the Gulf. More will be known about its ultimate path and intensity as it gets closer to North America in the coming weeks.

HURRICANE SEASON IS NEARING ITS PEAK

On average, tropical activity tends to peak in the months of August and September every hurricane season. So, we can expect to see more disturbances and systems in the coming weeks either in the Gulf, the Caribbean, or the Atlantic.

Chantal is the next unused name on the list for Atlantic Hurricane Season 2019. Whichever wave develops first will take that name.
Chantal is the next unused name on the list for Atlantic Hurricane Season 2019. Whichever wave develops first will take that name.
Hurricane season typically peaks in early September
Hurricane season typically peaks in early September

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Posted by Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Thursday, July 11, 2019

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