Scattered storms and tropical development... - FOX10 News

  • Scattered storms and tropical development... - FOX10 News

Scattered storms and tropical development... - FOX10 News

The future of Invest 90-L will be dependent on where the tropical wave moves after interacting with the Yucatan Peninsula.

"As a Florida resident, I am particularly proud of the important work NOAA does in weather forecasting and hurricane prediction", Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in the NOAA release.

A tropical wave near the coast of Africa could form into a tropical depression in the Atlantic by early next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The tropical wave is forecast to move over the Bay of Campeche by mid-week. "90L" is moving into an area of lower shear near Central America/SW Gulf of Mexico. If it does become a tropical storm, it will be known as Franklin.

"Neither of them are any threat yet to the United States, so we have plenty of time to watch them", NHC meteorologist and spokesman Dennis Feltgen said. The Atlantic basin has so far churned out five tropical storms. NHC and the National Weather Service will continue to monitor the system as it develops. This wave has quite a bit of shower and thunderstorm activity associated with it. A system reaches tropical storm strength when sustained winds, those lasting one minute or more, reach 39 miles per hour and blow up to 73 miles per hour. The less-favorable conditions could wipe out the system completely.

The United States won't be directly affected by this system, although parts of the Texas Gulf Coast could see high surf and unsafe rip currents later this week, the Weather Channel said. On the other hand, another reliable forecast model - the American-based GFS, projects the system to stay fairly weak until it moves inland over Mexico. "The system may encounter stronger winds aloft by midweek and may then track close enough to the mountainous Greater Antilles later in the week".