Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
Your Storm Station is watching three areas in the tropics.
Area 1: Let's start with the one closest to home... This one is a disturbance located in the Northwestern Bahamas. It is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms and much of that moisture will most likely affect our weekend weather. In fact, it could be a super soaker... The National Hurricane Center is stating that conditions will become a little more favorable for development over the weekend, which is why it has a low chance of 20% to develop as it moves Northwest at 5-10mph.
Area 2: Tropical Storm Ernesto brushed the Windward Islands early this morning and it is moving now through the Caribbean Sea. It has not strengthened any further, but will have the opportunity to get stronger as it moves over the warm waters of the Central Caribbean. The forecast track has it strengthening into a category one hurricane South of Jamaica by Monday afternoon. However, there is a larger degree of uncertainty as to where will it go by days four and five. For now, interests between Western Cuba, the Cayman Islands and the Yucatan Peninsula should closely monitor the progress of Ernesto.
Area 3: There is a well-defined area of low pressure located over 100 miles South-Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are favorable for a depression or storm to form in the next 48 hours as it moves West-Northwest at about 15mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving it a medium chance to develop... Most computer models keep this low pressure area over the Atlantic Ocean and only a concern for the shipping lanes.
Have a wonderful weekend South Florida and make it a safe one!
WSVN Channel 7