The National Hurricane Center and it’s Pacific counterpart, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, are monitoring disturbances located in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans for signs of possible tropical cyclone development. For the first time since July 13, the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida has identified a suspect area in the Atlantic Ocean, including an update on its status in today’s Tropical Outlook. Meanwhile, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center is also monitoring an area south of the Hawaiian Islands for possible tropical cyclone development. While development is possible in both locations, there is no imminent threat to the U.S. or its interests from either area.
In the North Atlantic, a tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa tonight and early Sunday. According to the National Hurricane Center, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development of this system while it moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic during the early to middle part of next week. If something forms here, it will take time; the National Hurricane Center doesn’t expect any formation in the next 48 hours and believes the odds for formation over the next 5 days is only 30%. Elsewhere in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center expects no tropical cyclone formation to occur over the next 5 days.
Meanwhile, an area of disturbed weather well Southeast of the main Hawaiian Islands has caught the attention of meteorologists there. According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, an area of low pressure could form well southeast of the main Hawaiian Islands during the next couple of days; environmental conditions could allow for some gradual development of this system, and a tropical depression could form as it moves quickly westward over the central Pacific basin during the early to middle part of the week. While there’s a 40% chance of development here over the next 5 days, the system should stay south of Hawaii and not produce any direct impacts to the Aloha State. Outside of this system, no other tropical cyclone formation is expected over the next five days around Hawaii.