New tropical wave in the Atlantic

two_atl_5d0.pngHOLT, Fla., Aug. 15, 2018–A new weather disturbance emerged in the tropical south Atlantic while Subtropical Storm Ernesto spins away in the central Atlantic Ocean.

Ernesto is the fifth named storm of the 2018 season. Moving northwestwardly, the system is not a threat to the United States.

The new system identified by the National Hurricane Center is located about 850 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands and is producing a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms.

Slow development of this disturbance is possible during the next few days while the system moves west-northwest at 15-to-20 mph.

By early next week, however, upper-level winds are expected to become less conducive for any significant development when the system moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Formation chance through the next five days is low at 20 percent.

National Hurricane Center forecast


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