We continue to monitor the potential for a late season tropical system which is brewing east of Central America. The National Hurricane Center says this morning that a Tropical Depression could form in this area later this week.
A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the southwestern Caribbean Sea during the next day or two. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for slow development of this
system, and a tropical depression could form by late this week while the low drifts northward or northeastward. The National Hurricane Center believes there is a 60% chance that this system will develop over the next 5 days.
On this type of north and northeast drift, Jamaica and Haiti may see the impacts of this system later this week. Those planning travel there or elsewhere in the Caribbean for the end of this week and weekend should closely monitor evolving forecasts as this tropical cyclone starts to take shape.
Visit our Tropical Weather Page here for further information about this system and a review of all tropical cyclones that were near US waters for the 2016 season: https://weatherboy.com/hurricanes-tropical-weather/