Tropics watch: Tropical weather update for Monday, Nov. 9

Cheryl McCloud
| Treasure Coast Newspapers

The National Hurricane Center is tracking three systems in the Atlantic basin: Tropical Storm Eta, a tropical wave in the Caribbean, and a system of low pressure in the Atlantic.

Florida landfall: Eta makes landfall in the Florida Keys, 8,600 Palm Beach County customers without power

Here’s the latest update from the NHC as of Monday, Nov. 9:

What’s out there and where are they?

Disturbance 1 is a non-tropical, low-pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of the Azores. A tropical or subtropical storm could develop within a few days while this system moves eastward or east-northeastward over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean.

Disturbance 2 is a tropical wave forecast to move over the central Caribbean Sea, where an area of low pressure could form in a couple of days.

How likely are they to strengthen?

1.  Disturbance 1:

  • Formation chance through 48 hours: 40%
  • Formation chance through 5 days: 60%

2.  Disturbance 2:

  • Formation chance through 48 hours: near 0%
  • Formation chance through 5 days: 50%

Details on Tropical Storm Eta

  • Location: 65 miles north-northwest of Naples
  • Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph
  • Present movement: west-northwest at 13 mph

Who is likely to be impacted?

It’s still too early at this time to determine whether Florida will feel the impact from the system in the Atlantic basin or Caribbean. Here’s more information about Eta. Forecasters advise all residents to stay informed and be prepared during this very active hurricane season.

Tracking the tropics in real time:

These graphics, which update automatically, show you activity in the tropics in real time:

Latest images from National Hurricane Center:

USAT storm tracker:

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