A quick glimpse of the tropics and you know that the tropical season is alive and well. Between the Atlantic and eastern Pacific as of Sunday afternoon we have 5 named entities.
In the Atlantic our assortment of storms includes Lee, a tropical depression, Maria a strengthening hurricane and Jose a cat. 1 hurricane. While tropical depression Lee looks to spend its time at sea, impacts from Jose and Maria are and will be felt on land.
Hurricane Jose looks to keep its northerly track just off the east coast of the United States but there is still uncertainty with this track later this week. Hurricane Maria is expected to strengthen to a major hurricane past the Leeward Island on a collision course to Puerto Rico by Wednesday.
The eastern Pacific has been very active this season as well with 15 named storms in the book. The latest is Otis, a tropical storm that looks to stay over open water. Tropical storm Norma looks to hang out near the southern end of the Baja California becoming a tropical depression by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Meteorologist Mike Morrison