Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
Your Storm Station is wave watching two areas in the Atlantic basin.
Area 1: A tropical wave located over Hispaniola is producing a large area of clouds and rain over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Puerto and much of the Lesser Antilles. This wave has already created flood concerns over Puerto with about over 3 inches of rain. It will continue to move West and may cause a flood of trouble over Haiti where much of the area has been deforested. The threat of flash floods and mudslides is high for the area in the next 24 to 48 hours. If this wave holds, South Florida look for a better chance of rain from Friday through Monday, give or take how fast the wave moves.
Area 2: An area of low pressure about 1400 miles East of the Lesser Antilles looks a little better today on satellite imagery. Showers and thunderstorms look like they have increased slightly, which is why The National Hurricane Center is giving it a medium chance to develop in the next few days. It will continue to move West at 15mph. However, computer models are uncertain as to where it will go between days four and five. If the low pressure system move more North over the Caribbean Islands, it will have a lower chance to develop since it will encounter more wind shear and dry air nearby. If it moves more South, it will encounter a more favorable area to get better organized. For now, residents and visitors to the Lesser Antilles should expect heavy rains and strong winds from this low pressure area beginning to affect the islands as early as Friday.
Keep it tuned to your Storm Station for the latest developments.
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