FLORIDA, United States–Forecasters are watching a disturbance that has a seventy per cent chance of becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Just days before the official June 1 start of the 2016 season, a potential Bonnie is brewing. This follows Hurricane Alex which formed in January in the northeastern Atlantic and moved through the Azores before weakening.
The low pressure area is centred between Bermuda and the Bahamas.
“Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for a tropical or subtropical cyclone to form on Friday or Saturday while the system moves West-Northwestward or Northwestward toward the southeastern United States coast,” the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said Thursday afternoon.
“An Air Force reconnaissance plane is scheduled to investigate this low on Friday afternoon.”
The NHC says the chance of formation over the next 48 hours is medium – 60 per cent –, while the chance it will develop within the next five days is 70 per cent. ~ Caribbean360 ~
Source: Daily Herald
Eye on system in the Atlantic with chance of becoming storm