Even though there are two tropical disturbances forming in the Atlantic, the weather predictions don’t show any immediate danger to our state. But, the paths for these disturbances keep shifting.
In the coming hours, people living in Sebastian should keep a close eye on these weather changes.
“This is the wackiest weather I’ve ever seen in June. But there’s nothing to worry about unless you’re in the Caribbean,” Mike Boylan of Mike’s Weather Page said.
The first disturbance, designated as “AL92,” is a low-pressure system positioned approximately halfway between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. Weather observers report it has become better organized overnight and is on the cusp of becoming a tropical cyclone.
“If current trends continue, we could be issuing advisories on a tropical depression later today,” said a spokesperson for the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
As per NHC’s forecast, AL92 is expected to move generally westward at a speed of 15 to 20 mph, with further development predicted across the central tropical Atlantic throughout the middle part of this week. The NHC puts the chance of AL92’s formation into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours at a full 100 percent.
Meanwhile, the second disturbance, a tropical wave, has been located several hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. While its chances of development are currently lower, further evolution of this system remains possible.
A tropical depression could form over the next few days as the system moves westward across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic at 10 to 15 mph speeds.
“The second system only has a 30 percent chance of formation during the next 48 hours,” said the NHC spokesperson. “We are keeping a close eye on both disturbances and will provide updates as necessary.”
While the Sunshine State remains out of immediate danger, residents are reminded to stay vigilant and monitor our local updates during the ongoing hurricane season. With the unpredictability of these weather systems, the situation can change rapidly, and preparation is key to staying safe.