By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Cyclone 05L (Danielle) is located about 950 miles west of the Azores
Danielle is moving toward the east near 2 mph (4 km/h). The tropical storm is expected to meander during the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Danielle is expected to become a hurricane within a day.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
East of the Leeward Islands:
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands have recently decreased in coverage.
Although environmental conditions remain only marginally conducive, any additional development of the system over the next few days would lead to the formation of a tropical depression.
The disturbance is forecast to move slowly west-northwestward, toward the adjacent waters of the northern Leeward Islands.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent
Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
Satellite imagery and surface observations show that a broad area of low pressure is located over and to the northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.
The associated shower activity has diminished through the day. There is still some chance for the system to become a short-lived tropical depression within the next day or so before environmental conditions become unfavorable for further development.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent