Making naming history: First-ever Tropical Storm Eta forms
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The tropical disturbance in the central Caribbean Sea became Tropical Storm Eta on Saturday. The 28th named storm of the year makes history as this is the first time Eta has been used to name a storm. Eta is expected to become a hurricane early next week as it approaches the coast of Central America later Monday and Monday night. But if the high were to weaken, or move out earlier than forecast, the storm may lose its push and stall. Tropical Storm Zeta in 2005 formed on December 30 on the other side of the Atlantic.
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Tropical disturbance causes rainy, cloudy few days in South Florida
TROPICAL DISTURBANCE No. 1One tropical disturbance is in the Caribbean Sea heading toward the Gulf of Mexico. The northern edge of the disturbance is forecast to brush South Florida. No significant development is expected, and it is not a threat to South Florida. TROPICAL DISTURBANCE No.
Hurricane Jerry to brush northeastern Caribbean islands late Friday
HURRICANE JERRY WILL BRUSH THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS LATE TODAY WITH GUSTY RAIN. HURRICANE JERRY put on a burst of intensification yesterday. The National Hurricane Center is confident that the worst of the weather will stay north of the Caribbean islands and Jerry will turn north out to sea. The northeastern Caribbean islands will feel gusty winds and heavy rain as the core of the hurricane moves by to the north. Hurricane Jerry will again pull dry air over all of Florida early next week.
3 disorganized tropical systems remain in Atlantic
We continue to watch three disorganized tropical systems across the Atlantic Ocean. 1 is unlikely to develop in the next few days as it heads in the general direction of Florida. The trade winds that drive systems across the Atlantic are forecast to increase and push No. There is a strong Bermuda high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean and the east coast of the U.S. that will tend to hold systems south, for now. Tropical Storm Gabrielle is in the North Atlantic and will be in the vicinity of northern Great Britain in a couple days.
3 tropical disturbances churning in Atlantic
We are watching three tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. None are expected to develop quickly, but the overall weather pattern will move them in the direction of the Southeast U.S.Disturbance No. The current weather pattern favors the system continuing into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend with a marginal environment for any development. This week is the peak of hurricane season in terms of when we are most likely to have a named storm in the Atlantic. It's the point when, on average, the ocean temperatures and the atmospheric pattern line up to generate the most tropical storms and hurricanes.
Waffle House serves up storm info as Dorian nears
Mark Wallheiser/Getty ImagesNORCROSS, Ga. - "If Waffle House is open, keep driving, said Pat Warner, director of public relations and external affairs for Waffle House. "If Waffle House is on limited menu there's probably limited resources, keep driving, and drive to the first Waffle House that's closed. It's part and parcel for a team that's been at it for 30 years, keeping employees safe and restaurants open. Waffle House 'Jump Teams' mobilize to bring extra team members, power, supplies, and general relief. So, we want to be there for them cos they're coming back to get our communities up and running," said Warner.
7 p.m. update on Hurricane Dorian
Incredible Category 5 Hurricane Dorian is causing catastrophic damage in the Bahamas due to its extreme strength. They will have a Hurricane Andrew South Dade experience but with the wind blowing for two days. Dorian will come close enough to Broward County, that out an abundance of caution, the National Hurricane Center is alerting us of the possibility of 40 mph winds. Hurricane Dorian will track very near or offshore the Central and North Florida coastline. Life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds are expected along portions of the Florida east coast through mid-week, and storm surge and hurricane warnings are in effect.
Tropical disturbance headed toward Florida this week
A disorganized tropical disturbance in the eastern Caribbean Sea is forecast to be steered in the direction of Florida over the next several days. Between here and there are Caribbean islands with very tall mountains, which makes any immediate development of the disturbance unlikely. In addition, the upper winds are currently not favorable for the system to organize. On the current schedule, the moisture from the disturbance would arrive in South Florida around Friday. A robust wave just moving off of Africa may have to be watched early next week.
No development expected for area of disturbed weather
The dying cold front across north Florida and the northern Gulf of Mexico is generating a broad swath of thunderstorms. The disturbed weather had a slight chance of developing into a tropical depression, but the upper-level winds are too unfavorable. No development is expected. CLICK HERE to have the Bryan Norcross Talks Tropics newsletter delivered to your inbox. Otherwise, the models say that Saharan dust will continue to spread across the tropical Atlantic and the Caribbean, so no development is expected for the next five days, at least.
Tropical Storm Barry's flash flooding threat continues
Tropical update: What’s left of Barry continues to move north through Louisiana, but it’s still producing very heavy rain, which is spreading into Arkansas, Tennessee, and the midsouth. The corridor of tropical rain will continue to cause tornadoes, local flash floods in Louisiana and Mississippi. The corridor of heavy tropical rain over Louisiana and Mississippi contains embedded downpours, which are producing local flash flooding. In addition, the onshore flow of gusty wind off the Gulf is still producing storm-surge flooding in some coastal sections of Louisiana. Some of the tropical moisture loosely associated with Barry is also affecting the Texas coast with gusty winds and heavy rain.
Tropical Storm Leslie remains disorganized, but not for long
Tropical Storm Leslie is disorganized, but it’s still expected to strengthen. The storm is forecast to reach hurricane strength as it loops around the same patch of ocean well away from land. Eventually Leslie will move away into the North or East Atlantic. Relatively dry air pulled down on the west side of Leslie is still expected to arrive in South Florida midweek, which should bring a noticeable drop in humidity. It appears that the upper-air pattern may become conducive for some sort of tropical development.