Tropics & Local....
3 Areas in the tropics.....
We are watching 3 areas in the tropics starting from the from the Bay of Campeche all the way to the Eastern Atlantic.
*The first area we are watching is the remnants of tropical depression 7 located in the Bay of Campeche. The latest surface observations indicate that the circulation has become better organized and the system is moving into and environment that appears to be favorable for development. A tropical depression could form before this system reaches land in the next day or so. With this information at hand the National Hurricane Center is giving this area a 80% chance of tropical cyclone development in the next 48 hours. An air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon.
*Tropical Storm Gordon is moving quickly eastward over the open waters of the Atlantic.The winds are still sustained at 65 mph and it is located 1100 miles West of the Azores. It is moving to the east at 18mph and on this track Gordon is expected to approach the Azores late Sunday.
* The last area is a tropical wave located just west of the coast of Africa. The models are showing this system headed westward, the good news is we will have plenty of time to watch it. This area has a 10% chance of tropical cyclone development during the next 48 hours
Locally we have a change in our steering winds which could bring us a wet start to the weekend. We will see early sunshine give away to cloudy skies, those clouds will continue to build and once the sea breeze moves in we are expecting some showers and storms across the area. Unlike the last few days with the storms staying inland today we are expecting any showers that may develop to push towards the metro and coast areas.
Keep those umbrellas handy!
Wsvn Morning Meteorologist