While the cold weather might have the Tampa Bay area feeling more like winter, activity in the tropics is serving as a reminder that it’s still indeed hurricane season. A Monday morning alert issued by the National Hurricane Center shows that an area of low pressure is ripe for further development.
The system located 350 miles northeast of the Lesser Antilles has a 50-percent chance of developing into a tropical or sub-tropical depression in the next 48 hours. Meteorologists expect the storm to move northwest before merging with a frontal system around mid-week. The remnants of the system are then expected to move north into the Atlantic. Further development is not expected.
The disturbance is not expected to threaten land.
NHC is monitoring a disturbance over the central Atlantic that has a medium chance of developing into a tropical or subtropical cyclone during the next few days. This system is not a threat to land. For more information, go to https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/fGXzwYhvpz— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) November 18, 2019
2019 Tampa Bay Times Hurricane Guide
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