Disturbance in the southern Atlantic may become a tropical storm

Cheryl Sanders
July 17, 2017

The closest one, Invest 95L, will affect the Caribbean, however.

There will be a better chance of storms Monday afternoon due to the moisture associated with a tropical wave moving to our South.

Regardless of development, the NHC stressed, the system is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the Lesser Antilles beginning late tomorrow.

After that, however, its future is murky.

After that, less favourable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development.

The second wave is projected to take a more northwestward track, away from the island chain, but the Met Office said it would continue to monitor both systems.

The area of disorganized showers is near dry air, but some slow development is possible in the next week.

Hurricane Fernanda is a Category 3 Hurricane spinning in the East Pacific. Fernanda was moving toward the west near 12 miles per hour (19 kph) and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu said Monday that it is still too soon to say what, if any, effects Fernanda could have on the islands.

This area is about 2,400 miles from Myrtle Beach and poses no threat to land at this time.

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