September 16, 2021

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six forms: Tropical Wave in Caribbean

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By David Heckard From Spectrum Local News

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is expected to develop into a tropical storm early Friday. When it becomes a named storm, it will be called Florence. (Spectrum News 13)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed in the extreme eastern Atlantic, as tropical storm warnings have been issued for the southern Cabo Verde Islands.

The system is located about 425 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands.

The potential tropical cyclone has winds of 30 mph. It is moving to the west at 12 mph.

A potential tropical cyclone is a system that’s not yet a fully formed tropical cyclone but will likely become one in the next 24 to 48 hours. A potential tropical cyclone also allows watches and warnings to be issued.

Tropical storm warnings have been posted for southern Cabo Verde, including:

  • Santiago
  • Fogo
  • Brava

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is expected to develop into a tropical storm early Friday. When it becomes a named storm, its name will be called Florence.

Tropical storm conditions are expected along the southern Cabo Verde islands on Friday, with 4 to 8 inches of rainfall also likely.

The system is then expected to move away from the islands and intensify into a hurricane.

At this time, the potential tropical cyclone is not expected to impact the United States.

Tropical wave in the Caribbean


Elsewhere, we are watching a tropical wave sitting between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic that is producing heavy rainfall across parts of the Caribbean.

This wave will lift northward into the Bahamas and will likely move across South Florida over the Labor Day weekend.

Although chances of formation into a tropical system are very low, enhanced rainfall across the state is likely. The system is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico early next week, where it could strengthen further.

Atlantic hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.

For more on this story go to: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/storm-season/2018/08/30/potential-tropical-cyclone-six-forms-tropical-wave-in-the-caribbean

Related:

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Thu Aug 30 2018

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential
Tropical Cyclone Six, located southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.

1. A tropical wave located over the north-central Caribbean Sea is
producing a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms extending
from Hispaniola northeastward across the northeastern Caribbean Sea
and adjacent Atlantic waters. This activity is forecast to spread
westward to west-northwestward, but strong upper-level winds are
expected to prevent any significant development of this system
during the next several days. Environmental conditions could become
more conducive when the system reaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico
early next week. Regardless of development, this system could
produce enhanced rainfall across portions of Hispaniola, the
Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos, and Florida into early next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent.

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