Three areas of interest in Atlantic, Gulf

7-20 8am

The National Hurricane Center is watching three areas. (NHC)

HOLT, Fla., July 20, 2020—The National Hurricane Center is watching three areas of interest today in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

Yesterday’s tropical wave has moved over the Bahamas and central Cuba.

It’s expected to move north-northwest through the Straits of Florida today, over the southeastern Gulf by tomorrow, across the central Gulf Wednesday and reach the northwestern Gulf Thursday.

Formation chance remains low for now; however, the system is expected to develop tropical characteristics as it moves into the Gulf, according to the NHC.

A second tropical wave is located about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Environmental conditions are forecast to be marginally conducive for development during the next few days while it moves west over the tropical Atlantic.

By Friday and during the weekend, conditions will become less favorable for tropical storm development, according to the NHC.

Much closer to Texas, a weak low pressure area formed over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico off the coast.

While the area has a low chance of further development, showers and thunderstorm activity is forecast as the system moves inland tonight or Tuesday.

National Hurricane Center forecast


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