There are no active tropical cyclones at the time of this writing There’s a tropical disturbance being referred to as Invest 98S, which is located approximately 421 NM west-southwest of Diego Garcia Here’s was the computer models are showing According to the JTWC, satellite imagery shows a well-defined low level circulation center, with flaring convection in the southwest quadrant. Invest 98S is in a mostly favorable environment with good poleward outflow and warm sea surface temperatures, offset by high 20-30 knot wind  shear. Models have mixed opinions on development, with most showing only slight intensification of 98S, although agree that it is expected to track east-northeastward over the next 24-hours. Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 28-33 knots. The potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains high. Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)   For real-time information on current disasters download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by accessing the web-accessible Disaster Alert from your computer, phone, or tablet.