New Tropical Wave off Africa Next Tropical Threat?
A new tropical wave that has moved off the west coast of Africa could become the Atlantic basin’s next named storm in the next few days.
Termed by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) as ‘invest 95-L’, the tropical low is slowly moving into an environment in the open Atlantic Ocean that could lead to gradual development this week as it tracks off towards the west.
While Tropical Storm Ian formed in the Atlantic on Monday and a tropical low over Florida could become the next named storm as soon as Tuesday night or Wednesday, this system is still a long way from any land outside of the Cabo Verde islands, located approximately 2,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
Any possible impacts to the Caribbean or the United States are very far off and likely wouldn’t be felt for at least five days. Track and intensity forecasts for a system this far out are notoriously difficult, but this part of the world often acts as a breeding ground for future tropical cyclones that could impact the Caribbean or the U.S.
The average date for the development of the 10th named storm in the Atlantic basin is October 19th, and if this storm or the Floridian low were to develop, they’d be the 10th named storm and acquire the name Julia (the 11th named storm would be Karl).
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this area of low pressure and all other areas of possible tropical development.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi