Atlantic to continue to crank out tropical threats beyond Isaias
Tropical Storm Isaias is currently garnering the most attention as the storm eyes the United States east coast, with the threat of flooding and damaging winds. But, the Atlantic hurricane season is just getting started with the heart of the season more than a month away.
On Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. EDT, Tropical Depression 10 took shape about 200 miles off the west coast of Africa. However, the newly formed system had a brief life-span and succumbed to wind shear and dry air as the first weekend of August progressed.
There are two other potential areas for development, including one that has a better than 50/50 chance of becoming the next tropical depression and storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
"We are closely watching an area between Bermuda and the Bahamas," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller.
"A tropical disturbance will send some moisture northward into this region and a weak area of low pressure can form, followed by the potential for development of a tropical depression or storm by the middle of this week," Miller added.
There is another area east of Bermuda that bears watching as well. Although development potential is only on the order of 20% or so. This area would try to come about along a cold front and may transition to a tropical feature next week. This feature is not likely to affect any land areas, but could be a concern for mid-ocean shipping were it to develop. For more information, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here