FIRST ALERT: Tropical development likely within next few days

FIRST ALERT: Tropical development likely within next few days
The chance of development is increasing to 60% over the next two days. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – At 8 AM, INVEST 92L is a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This system is producing a wide area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms as it moves westward around 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic.

The chance of development is increasing to 60% over the next two days.
The chance of development is increasing to 60% over the next two days. (Source: WMBF)

Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development and a tropical depression is likely to form within the next few days as the system nears the Lesser Antilles. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of this system. The chance of development with this system is at 60% over the next two days and 90% over the next five days.

If this storm reached Tropical Storm criteria, it would become Tropical Storm Isaias. A lot will change over the next couple of days. Stay updated with us for the latest chances of development.

TROPICAL STORM HANNA

The center of Tropical Storm Hanna was located near latitude 26.3 North, longitude 98.9 West. Hanna is moving toward the west-southwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Hanna should continue to move farther inland over northeastern Mexico today and tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts.

Hurricane Hanna has made landfall as a strong category 1 hurricane.
Hurricane Hanna has made landfall as a strong category 1 hurricane. (Source: WMBF)

Rapid weakening is expected as the center of Hanna moves farther inland, and the cyclone is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by tonight and dissipate Monday or Monday night. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles mainly over water to the east of the center. Miller International Airport in McAllen recently reported a wind gust of 54 mph. The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb.

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