Hurricane Season Continues; Cold Front Coming End of the Week
he first cold front heading into the Christmas season will cross over Belize as early as this coming Friday, but Gordon warns us to not let down our guard in remaining alert for hurricanes at this time of year. Ronald Gordon, Chief Meteorologist
"Late October or sometimes early November, we typically see systems forming over the Western Caribbean Sea in particular, which is in our backyard, so people should be on their alert. Typically also, what we see happen is that tropical systems can form from the tail end of these cold fronts. So because a front crosses us, it does not mean that the season is over. On the contrary, like I mentioned, you can have systems developing on the tail end of these fronts and given the pattern behind these fronts, the high pressure ridge would tend to steer more on a westward track. So, we're not out of the woods yet."
The hurricane season closes officially on November thirtieth.Channel 5
A deepening, non-tropical low pressure system with gale-force winds is located about 250 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. This gale area is forecast to move north-northeastward today, and could acquire some limited subtropical characteristics before it merges with a frontal system by this afternoon. The extratropical low is then expected to meander off the mid-Atlantic and northeast U.S. coasts tonight and Wednesday, bringing rain and wind impacts to portions of those areas. After that time, the low is expected to move eastward away from the U.S. coast, and could again acquire some subtropical characteristics while it moves eastward or southeastward over the warmer waters of the central Atlantic. For more information on this system, including storm warnings, see products issued by your local National Weather Service office and High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.
The Atlantic basin remains quiet with no organized tropical systems.
However, low pressure off the East Coast may become a tropical or subtropical storm later this week. Regardless of the exact strength of the system, it will bring rain and wind to parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
The tropical season runs through the end of November and still has close to a month to go, so more tropical activity still remains possible. Wind shear may become more favorable for tropical development in the Caribbean in early November, but all is quiet in the Atlantic for the time being.For more information, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here