HOLT, Fla., Sept. 12, 2018—Yet another system has formed in the Atlantic this afternoon.
Sub-tropical Storm Joyce, located in the north Atlantic Ocean, was announced in the 5 p.m. National Hurricane Center’s tropics update.
Since the ocean is warm, some slight strengthening is possible during the next three days before moving over cooler waters, according to the NHC.
Joyce is forecast to transform into a tropical storm by Thursday and strengthen some as it heads to the northeast.
In the central Gulf of Mexico, the area of low pressure the NHC has been watching is still disorganized.
However, wind shear is forecast to diminish to allow this system to become a tropical depression Thursday or Thursday night before reaching the western Gulf coast.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance tomorrow, if necessary.
Formation chance is high at 70 percent.
Tropical Storm Isaac, east of the Lesser Antilles is still moving to the west near 20 mph.
Isaac is expected to remain at tropical storm intensity when it moves across the island chain and into the eastern Caribbean Sea Thursday before moving across the eastern and central Caribbean through Saturday, according to the NHC.