Tropical Cyclone 02L (Bill)…is located 335 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Atlantic OceanTropical Cyclone 02L (Bill)
Here’s what the computer models are showing
Bill is moving toward the northeast near 23 mph (37 km/h), and this general motion is expected through Wednesday with increasing forward speed.
Satellite-derived wind data indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible on Tuesday, however the system is expected to become a post-tropical low and dissipate on Wednesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
A strong tropical wave located several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of cloudiness and a few showers and thunderstorms.
Some development of this system is possible during the next few days before a combination of dry air aloft and strong upper-level winds limit any chance of formation while the wave is over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean late this week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percentGulf of Mexico
What the computer models are showing for this tropical disturbance…which is being referred to as Invest 92L
Disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue over the Bay of Campeche in association with a broad low pressure area. Gradual development of this disturbance is possible during the next couple of days while it meanders near the coast of Mexico.
The system should begin to move northward by midweek, and a tropical depression is likely to form late in the week when the low moves across the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Regardless of development, heavy rainfall is possible over portions of Central America and southern Mexico during the next several days. Heavy rains could also begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent