CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
There are no active tropical cyclones at the time of this writing
>>> A tropical wave and area of low pressure located over the eastern tropical Atlantic continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Gradual development of this system is expected while it moves westward to west-northwestward, and a tropical depression is likely to form late this weekend or early next week when the system reaches the central tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…60 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent
>>> A tropical wave located over the east-central Caribbean Sea is producing an area of showers and thunderstorms. Some slight development of this system is possible during the next couple of days before upper-level winds become unfavorable for formation. This wave is expected to move westward across the central and western Caribbean Sea during the next few days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent
>>> Another tropical wave located inland over western Africa is forecast to move offshore on Sunday. Gradual development of this system is then expected, and a tropical depression is likely to form by the middle of next week while it moves generally westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent
Here’s a satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean
Gulf of Mexico:
WSI satellite image of the Caribbean Sea
Latest satellite image of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico