Hurricane center watching 2 systems that may develop in Atlantic

©Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — Two systems with low odds of developing were brewing in different parts of the Atlantic on Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A tropical wave associated with increased thunderstorm and shower activity is over the central tropical Atlantic and has a 0% chance of developing over the next two to five days, said NHC forecaster Rachel Zelinsky. It was 10% earlier Monday.

Although the NHC expects some development by Tuesday or Wednesday while the wave moves west at 20 mph, by midweek the wave should encounter strong upper-level winds that should deter further development.

Second, an area of low pressure has formed along the coast of North Carolina, forecasters said. Significant development is not expected as there is a 10% chance of tropical maturity over the next five days while moving offshore from the United States. It dropped from 20% earlier Monday.

If either system develops into a tropical storm, it would be named Edouard.

This year has already seen four named storms, including two early systems. Tropical Storm Arthur and Tropical Storm Bertha formed in May. Tropical Storm Dolly formed June 23 in the north Atlantic off the coast of Canada.

The remaining 2020 hurricane season names are Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Victy and Wilfred.


©2020 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)