CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Cyclone 06L (Florence)…is located 905 miles east-southeast of Bermuda
Tropical Cyclone 07L (Gordon)…is located 89 miles west-southwest of Jonesboro, Arkansas
Tropical Cyclone 08L…is located 405 miles east-southeast of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands
Tropical Cyclone 09L…is located 1775 miles east of the windward islands
Tropical Storm Florence remains active over the open ocean
Here’s what the computer models are showing
According to the NHC…Florence is moving toward the west near 7 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. A west- northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the early-to-middle part of next week. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the waters of the southwestern Atlantic Ocean through Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Little change in intensity is expected during the next day or so, but restrengthening is forecast over the weekend.
Florence is forecast to become a hurricane again Sunday and a major hurricane early next week. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center.
Tropical Cyclone 08L (Helene) remains active
According to the NHC…Helene is moving toward the west near 12 mph, and a westward to west-northwestward motion with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected during the next 72 hours. On this track, Helene will be passing very close to the southern Cabo Verde Islands Saturday night and early Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 2 to 3 days, and Helene could become a hurricane early next week. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles…mainly to the south of the center.
Tropical Cyclone 09L remains active
According to the NHC…The depression is stationary and little motion is expected through tonight. A westward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected this weekend and early next week. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm Saturday.
1.) Finally, a nearly stationary trough of low pressure is generating disorganized showers over the western Atlantic. Development of this system, if any, should be slow to occur before environmental conditions become unfavorable in a couple of days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent
Tropical Depression 07L (Gordon)…continues to drift through central Arkansas
According to the NHC…The low was moving toward the north-northeast near 8 mph, and is expected to pick up speed while turning more northeasterly later tonight and on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 10 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours as the remnants become extra-tropical as it becomes absorbed within a baroclinic frontal boundary.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND –
RAINFALL: Gordon and its transition to an extra-tropical low could produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches over Missouri into the Midwest, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches through Monday. This rainfall will likely cause local flooding and flash flooding.
Tropical Cyclone 06L (Florence)
Tropical Cyclone 08L
Tropical Cyclone 09L
Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Cyclone 07L (Gordon)
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