HOLT, Fla., Sept. 3, 2019—The 2019 Atlantic hurricane system has lined up one of just about everything it has to offer all at one time.
There are now a hurricane, tropical storm, tropical depression, low-pressure system and one other system not yet in the Atlantic but is expected to appear soon.
Besides now-category 2 Hurricane Dorian, Tropical Depression Seven located in the Gulf of Mexico developed into Tropical Storm Fernand this afternoon.
By the National Hurricane Center’s 7 p.m. update, Fernand’s maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph and additional strengthening is possible before the storm moves inland.
However, Fernand is not expected to reach hurricane strength before making landfall at this time.
The storm is expected to reach the Mexican coast Wednesday night or early Thursday
The low-pressure system in the eastern Atlantic is now Tropical Depression Eight.
The depression is moving northwest at 8 mph and is expected to continue on that track for the next several days, according to the NHC.
For now, winds are at 35 mph with anticipated strengthening to 50 mph during the next couple of days.
Closer to Hurricane Dorian, the system located just west of Bermuda has a 50-50 chance of developing into a tropical depression during the next couple of days.
Whether it develops further remains to be determined.
Finally, a tropical wave is forecast to emerge over the far eastern tropical Atlantic between Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands within the next day or so, according to the NHC.
Although it hasn’t shown up yet, this anticipated system already has a 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression late this week or during the weekend.
It’s forecast to move west-northwest across the Atlantic when it does appear.