HOLT, Fla., June 27, 2022—The 2022 hurricane season is spinning up with two tropical waves making their way across the southern Atlantic.
The first wave, identified as Invest 94, located about 900 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands is likely to become a tropical depression within the next couple of days before reaching the islands or as it moves through the Caribbean Sea Wednesday through Friday.
According to the National Hurricane Center, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon.
Its chances of development have increased to 90 percent.
This will be the second system of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical Storm Alex formed in early June, crossed southern Florida and moved into the Atlantic away from the United States.
A second Atlantic wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has a chance of developing later this week as it moves west-northwest into more favorable conditions, according to the NHC.
Its chance of development is 20 percent during the next five days.
Development of a third system located in the northern Gulf of Mexico is expected to be slow, according to the NHC.
Its movement is west-southwest away from the Florida panhandle and doesn’t pose a threat to this area.