Late-season tropical system possible

HOLT, Fla., Nov. 6, 2022—The National Hurricane Center is watching a low-pressure area developing north of Puerto Rico that has a high chance of becoming a late-season tropical system.

According to the NHC, this system is forecast to move north or northwest.

Environmental conditions appear generally favorable for additional development and a subtropical or tropical depression is likely to form early this week as the system turns westward or west-southwestward over the southwestern Atlantic, according to the NHC.

The NHC states it is too early to determine timing, magnitude and location of specific impacts.

Regardless of development, there is an increasing risk of coastal flooding, gale-force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf and beach erosion along much of Florida’s east coast and the southeastern United States during the early to middle part of the week.

Another area the NHC is watching that’s trying to develop is further out in the central Atlantic located several hundred miles east of Bermuda.

If anything does develop, it will be short lived and will move toward the northeast, away from the United States, according to the NHC.

This has a 70 percent chance.

It is possible the next two names on the hurricane list—Nicole and Owen—could be used before the official end of the 2022 season Nov. 30.

Staff and NHC forecast

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