HOLT, Fla., Oct. 1, 2020—The tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea near Honduras could develop into a tropical storm this weekend according to the National Hurricane Center.
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration buoy reported winds near tropical storm strength during the past few hours.
The system, now at 80 percent, is slowly moving over the west-central Caribbean just north of the northeastern coast of Honduras.
According to the NHC, Tropical Depression 25 or Tropical Storm Gamma could form tomorrow or Saturday, but only if the system moves and remains over the Caribbean or southern Gulf of Mexico.
If the system moves over the Yucatan Peninsula, it’s less likely a system will develop, according to the NHC.
A second system is moving westward across the Lesser Antilles.
Conditions for development will improve as it moves over the central or western Caribbean early next week. It’s at 30 percent.
National Hurricane Center forecast