Tropical Weather Outlook 800 AM EDT Fri Oct 13 2017

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane

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Ophelia, located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean several hundred

miles southwest of the Azores.

1. Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased since yesterday in association with a broad area of low pressure located about 350 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands.  Upper-level winds are not expected to be conducive for significant development during the

next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph and passes north of the Leeward Islands and the Virgin Islands.  However, environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for some development early next week while the system begins to move northward over the west-central Atlantic Ocean.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent.

Forecaster Brennan

Source: The Daily Herald