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Atlantic Tropics: Next Area to Watch

13 Oct 2020, 7:30 am

With Hurricane Delta bringing impacts to the Gulf Coast and devastation to Louisiana last week, the hurricane season is far from over – a reminder, we have until November 30th for the official end to the Atlantic hurricane season. The historic peak of hurricane season is now behind us, but October can still be active. Here’s a look back at what we’ve seen so far:

New Area to Watch

A tropical wave is located in the Atlantic basin which is currently located about 500 miles east of the Windward islands. It is still a complex of thunderstorms that has a low chance (20%) chance of tropical formation.

Forecast models are providing an early look at where this system may go. There is still low confidence on formation and path, once it moves into the Windward Islands and Greater Antilles.

Typically in the month of October storms like to form in the Caribbean and take the path below:

That matches up well with the longer range outlook for the next week. There is moderate confidence that a tropical cyclone will form in the western Caribbean Sea into next week.

For more information on this tropical wave be sure to tune into Weather Nation where we also have Caribbean local forecasts too!

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!

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