Gulf disturbance moves inland over Georgia. Development possible.

A tropical disturbance that was in the Gulf has moved over land. It may still become a depression or storm later this week east of the Carolinas.

Monday Evening Tropics Update

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The WLOX Weather Team has been tracking tropical activity on the Gulf Coast and in the Atlantic.

Overall, there are no major threats to the WLOX area. South Mississippi will expect higher rain chances through Tuesday. This will be due to low pressure associated with a nearby tropical disturbance called Invest 98L.

INVEST 98L - Will bring higher rain chances to South MS through Tuesday

Invest 98L as of Monday evening.
Invest 98L as of Monday evening. (Source: WLOX)
  • This tropical disturbance was located in the Gulf of Mexico over the holiday weekend. On Monday evening, 98L moved inland over Georgia and was continuing to move northeastward.
  • While 98L is over land, no development is expected through Tuesday. However, some development will be possible if 98L moves back over water on Wednesday or Thursday.
  • The heaviest tropical rainfall this week associated with 98L is forecast to remain mainly over coastal North Carolina and South Carolina as well as parts of southeast Georgia, eastern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

EDOUARD BECOMES POST-TROPICAL - Poses no threat to the U.S.

Post-Tropical Edouard as of Monday evening
Post-Tropical Edouard as of Monday evening (Source: WLOX)
  • Tropical Storm Edouard became a post-tropical cyclone on Monday afternoon. It is currently in the Northern Atlantic.
  • Edouard is forecast to weaken and fall apart later this week as it continues on a northeastward path.
  • Edouard is the fifth named storm of the 2020 season. Edouard sets a new record for being the earliest known fifth named storm (1966 to present), breaking the record formerly held by Emily on July 12, 2005
  • Threat to South MS: None

TROPICAL WAVE EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES

Tropical Wave East of the Lesser Antilles as of Monday evening.
Tropical Wave East of the Lesser Antilles as of Monday evening. (Source: WLOX)
  • A westward-moving tropical wave was located several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles on Monday.
  • It now has a extremely low chance to become a depression or storm according to the National Hurricane Center. It has become very disorganized.
  • Monday’s computer models keep this disturbance weak as it moves westward into the Caribbean before showing it falling apart around midweek.
  • Threat to South MS: None

Hurricane season officially runs until November 30th. The Gulf, Caribbean, and Atlantic tend to see the biggest increase in tropical activity next month.

The peak of hurricane season typically occurs in early September which is just two months away.
The peak of hurricane season typically occurs in early September which is just two months away. (Source: WLOX)

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