Atlantic becoming more active

HOLT, Fla., Oct. 3, 2020—The Atlantic appears to be getting its second wind, so to speak.

Two more tropical waves appeared in the central Atlantic with the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. update.

An area east-southeast of Bermuda has a 10 percent chance of development during the next couple of days before it encounters strong upper-level winds.

A tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic is expected to move west-northwest or northwest with some development possible during the next couple of days before it, too, encounters upper-level winds.

The tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea is expected to develop into a tropical depression next week as it moves west-northwest over the Gulf of Mexico.

Meanwhile, satellite imagery and reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter mission indicate Gamma is strengthening.

For now, it’s not expected to reach hurricane strength.

Tropical Storm Gamma is forecast to make a Yucatan landfall in about 12 hours, then move over the Gulf of Mexico and track along the Yucatan Peninsula.

National Hurricane Center forecast

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