Two Tropical Storms and More Dot the Tropical Weather Map [UPDATE]
The tropics have been very busy lately. The good news is that no storms have threatened the U.S. Coastline. Let's hope that does not change.
We'll start with the one tropical storm and one hurricane. We have a reformed Tropical Storm Gabrielle and Hurricane Humberto. Tropical Storm Gabrielle is located just west of Bermuda with sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. It's projected path has not changed very much in the last 24 hours.. The northeast coast of the U.S. and Canada could see stormy conditions from this one.
Huricane Humberto is now about 300 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest with a big turn expected later this week. Humberto is expected to remain a minimal hurricane for a couple of days and then weaken to a tropical storm. It is so far away at this point that it currently is not threatening anyone.
Now we get to the area of disturbed weather that we need to watch. There is a low pressure system located over the Yucatan peninsula and Northwest Caribbean Sea that is expected to move across the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Bay of Campeche where conditions will be favorable for development. This could be a tropical depression by this weekend. NOAA gives it a 70% chance of development in the next five days. We will continue to monitor this system.
Another broad area of low pressure has formed about 700 mile east of the Leeward Islands. It has a very low chance of development.