The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring 4 storms currently developing in the Atlantic, including 2 storms forecasters are giving high chances of developing into named tropical depressions over the next 5 days.
Peak of hurricane season is days away
While deadly hurricanes can occur at any time of the Atlantic hurricane season, the peak activity generally occurs from mid-August to late October. On a day-by-day basis, the peak day for the Atlantic basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico) occurs on September 10, then begins to taper off while remaining stronger than other times of the year through the end of October, according to the NHC.
However, historically, the most tropical activity in the Atlantic generally occurs in September.
NHC rating 2 storms with “likely” probability of development
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is keeping a close watch on to systems currently located in the eastern Atlantic basin which forecasters say are “likely” to develop into tropical depressions over the next five days, Fox News reported.
The two systems that the national hurricane center is giving a better than 80 percent chance of development over the next five days, are currently closer to Africa than the US.
One area of low pressure that is located midway between the west coast of Africa and the Leeward Islands is being given a 90 percent chance of development in the next 48 hours by the National Hurricane Center, as the system continues to move Westward. The NHC says the area of disturbed weather is “gradually becoming better defined,” but remains a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms.
A second area of disturbed weather, which is currently off the coast of Western Africa and moving westward toward the eastern Atlantic, is being given in 80 percent chance of formation over the next five days by the National Hurricane Center. The NHC said: “Interests in the Cabo Verde Islands should monitor the progress of this system as gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall is possible there on Monday and Tuesday.”
Two systems closest to the US currently have a lesser chance of development
Fortunately, the two systems of disturbed weather that are currently closest to the United States have a lesser chance of development. The national hurricane center is giving both of these systems only eight 10-20 percent chance of development within the next five days.
One system is currently on track to move towards Central America, while the other system is still far out in the Atlantic on a path toward the Carolinas.