Tracking the Tropics: System in Caribbean has a 70% chance of development

Tracking the Tropics

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- Our eyes are peeled on an area of disturbed weather in the Central Caribbean. A broad area of low pressure is located near Grand Cayman Island with showers and thunderstorms becoming more organized around the system.

The National Hurricane center now has a HIGH chance of development (70%) over the next 48 hours. This system is likely to form into Tropical Depression Zeta in the next day or two. If that happens then this 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season would have the most named storms in a hurricane season EVER in recorded history.

Models are taking the cluster of storms into the Gulf of Mexico. It is still up in the air where the system will track long term but something to keep our eyes on heading towards next week.

Epsilon is still holding category 1 strength. Epsilon is the fourth major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Season. The storm will continue moving to the northwest in the general direction of Bermuda. The storm will weaken as it continues north into the North Atlantic. The system poses no threat to the U.S.

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