By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Thursday, November 16, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Potential Tropical Cyclone 22L…is located about 300 miles west-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica
Potential Tropical Cyclone 22L
AREAS OF HEAVY RAINS SPREADING ACROSS PORTIONS OF JAMAICA, EASTERN CUBA, AND HAITI
According to the NHC advisory number 2A…
The system is moving toward the north-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A northeastward motion is expected to begin early Friday, with increasing forward speed through the weekend.
On the forecast track, the center of the system is expected to move across Jamaica on Friday, southeastern Cuba by early Saturday, and the southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and
the disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm on Friday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…60 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…medium…60 percent