It’s the Middle of November but the Tropics Still Need to Be Watched
Although we’re seeing the effects of winter storms moving through parts of the country right now, we still have to keep an eye on the tropics. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through the end of November. November 30th to be exact. Typically in November, any system that may form usually forms in the Caribbean and treks north and east into the middle of the Atlantic.
As of right now, the Caribbean is exactly where we are looking to find an of disturbed weather that has a 60% chance of developing withing the next 5 days. This cluster of showers and storms is poorly organized right now but conditions are looking conducive to further development.
If we were to have a named storm come from this, its name would be Otto.
The models are agreeing as well as we would like at this point but a few of the models have this spinning up into a Tropical Storm by the middle of the week and possibly affecting the central portions of Mexico. We’ll continue to watch this area of disturbed weather but for right now, it’s not looking like it will have any impacts on the United States but if you have any plans to travel to the Caribbean this week, you may want to pay attention.
Wednesday morning we could see this system trying to organize.
By Thursday morning we may be dealing with a tropical system.
Forecast models not in good agreement with where this system may go.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein