By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Monday, June 19, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Cyclone 03L (Bret)…is located about 1210 miles east of the southern Windward Islands
Tropical Cyclone 03L (Bret)
TROPICAL STORM BRET EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN…INTERESTS IN THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD MONITOR THIS SYSTEM
According to the NHC advisory number 3
Bret is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h) and this motion is expected to to continue for the next several days. On the forecast track, the system should be approaching the Lesser Antilles by late this week.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast, and Bret could become a hurricane in a couple of days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km)
from the center.
Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Environmental conditions appear favorable for further development of this system, and a tropical depression could form in a couple of days while the system moves westward at 10 to 15 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…60 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…high…70 percent