By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Tuesday, October 17, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
There are no tropical cyclones at the time of this writing
>>> Central Tropical Atlantic…
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located a little over 1000 miles east of the Windward Islands continue to show signs of organization.
Environmental conditions are expected to remain conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves westward to west-northwestward across the central and western tropical Atlantic.
Interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of this system. Regardless of development, this system has the potential to bring gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding to portions of the Lesser Antilles beginning Friday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…70 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…high…80 percent