CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:There are no active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea…or the Gulf of Mexico…at this time
There are no active tropical cyclonesSpecial Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT SAT May 16 2020
Special Tropical Weather Outlook issued to discuss the potential for tropical or subtropical development off the east coast of Florida.
1.)A broad area of low pressure, being referred to as Invest 90L, is located near the southeast coast of Florida, and continues to produce disorganized shower activity and gusty winds from portions of southern Florida and the northwestern Bahamas northeastward over the adjacent Atlantic waters.
Gradual development is still expected, and the system is likely to become a tropical or subtropical depression or storm later Saturday while it passes the northwestern Bahamas, and moves north-northeastward over the Atlantic waters east of Florida.
Later in the weekend and early in the new week, the system is expected to move generally northeastward over the western Atlantic east of the Carolina’s. Regardless of development, the disturbance will continue to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds across portions of southeastern Florida and the northwestern Bahamas through Saturday.
In addition, hazardous marine conditions will continue off the Florida east coast and in the Bahamas, where Gale Warnings are currently in effect. Dangerous surf conditions and rip currents are also possible along portions of the southeast U.S. coast this weekend and early in the new week.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance.
The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued by 9 AM EDT Saturday morning, or earlier if needed.
Here’s what the computer model is showing
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…80 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percentLooping Satellite Image of this area
Here’s asatellite imageof the Atlantic Ocean
There are no active tropical cyclonesWSI satellite image of the Caribbean Sea
Gulf of Mexico
There are no active tropical cyclonesLatest satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico