September 18, 2020

Invest 98L expected to move into the Caribbean this week

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In Monday’s (19) iNews I spoke of a tropical disturbance that was located to the southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. That disturbance has now been designated Invest 98L by the National Hurricane Centre and has steadily moved across the Atlantic. There is a belief that the system will strengthen into a Tropical Storm by Wednesday of this week, thereby affecting Barbados and the Windward Islands.

Rob Lightbown writes, “Most of the global model guidance do develop 98L into a tropical storm over the next few days, however, the GFS and European models forecast that this system will weaken into a tropical wave as it tracks across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean from Friday into Saturday.” The system is not expected to develop into more than a tropical Storm though due to a high-pressure system strengthening to the north of this system.

Rob warns those in the eastern Caribbean countries to, “please be aware that tropical storm conditions are a possibility starting Thursday night and continuing through all day Friday before slowly diminishing on Saturday.”

For more information on this tropical development and more please visit Crown Weather Services at www.crownweather.com or the National Hurricane Centre at www.nhc.noaa.gov/. iNews wishes to thank Crown Weather for their permission to use their graphics and information. Please support them.

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