HOLT, Fla., July 5, 2020—Hurricane season is picking up as the National Hurricane Center has its eye on three areas in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
In the Gulf, a small low pressure system is located about 100 miles south-southwest of Panama City.
While the low has limited thunderstorm activity, some development is still possible before it moves inland early tomorrow, according to the NHC.
The system is expected to evolve into a larger low pressure system and move northeast, possibly emerging offshore of the Carolinas later this week where environmental conditions are favorable for more development.
It has a 40 percent chance for further development during the next five days.
A strong tropical wave, centered about 700 miles east of the Windward Islands, is another spot the NHC is watching.
According to the center, a slight development is possible Monday before environmental conditions keep it from developing further.
This area has a 10 percent chance.
The NHC is still forecasting the possibility of Tropical Depression Five to become an extratropical storm maybe tomorrow. If so, it will be named Edouard.
National Hurricane Center forecast