The low-pressure system – now known as Invest 95L – has a 60 percent chance of developing in the next week, according to the latest NHC advice.
The Hurricane Center is advising residents in the Lesser Antilles to monitor the system. It’s too early to know if the storm could affect the US
If it turns out to be a named storm, it will be Emily.
In other places, Tropical Storm Don slightly stronger, but is expected to weaken Saturday night and become a post-tropical cyclone Sunday night.
NHC is also watching two other tropical waves in the Atlantic Ocean. One is south of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, and its interaction with the East Pacific monsoon trough is producing scattered showers and thunderstorms along the southern coast of Costa Rica and the northern coast of Panama.
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Here is the latest update from the NHC as of 2pm:
Tropical Storm Don
- Location: 545 miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland
- Maximum wind speed: 65 mph
- Direction: north at 13 mph
What’s out there and where are they?
Tropical Storm Don: At 11 a.m., the center of Hurricane Don was 545 miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Exact location: near latitude 39.1 North, longitude 50.1 West.95L investment: Shower activity involving a small area of low pressure, located between the Cape Verde Islands and the smaller Antilles, has become slightly less organized since Friday.Tropical Wave 2: A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic Ocean located southwest of Cape Verde. It is moving west at 11 to 17 mph. Precise position: along 33W from 05N to 19W.Tropical Wave 3: A tropical wave in the central Caribbean lies southwest of the Cayman Islands. It is moving west at 11 to 17 mph. Exact location: near 82W and south of 19N.
How is Tropical Storm Don likely to strengthen?
Maximum sustained winds increased slightly to nearly 65 mph, with stronger gusts. Some mild additional strengthening is possible on Saturday, but weakening will begin Saturday night and Don is predicted to become a post-tropical cyclone by Sunday night.
Tropical storm winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.
What is the 95L Investment Enhancement Opportunity?
Environmental conditions are forecast to remain mildly favorable for gradual development. The system could become a tropical depression early next week as it moves westward across the tropical Atlantic.
- Chance to form in 48 hours: 40 percent.
- Seven-day chance to form: 60 percent.
Who is likely to be affected?
Tropical Storm Don is not expected to affect land.
It is too early to determine whether there will be any impact on the United States from tropical waves.
Forecasters urge all residents to continue to monitor the tropics and stay prepared.
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When is Atlantic hurricane season?
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.
When is the peak of hurricane season?
According to the Hurricane Center, the peak of the season is on September 10, with the most activity taking place from mid-August to mid-October.
Tropical forecast for the next seven days
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What’s out there?
The systems are currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.
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