Tracking the Tropics update for 7/16/17


Tracking the Tropics update for 7/16/17

If both systems become tropical storms or hurricanes, the next names on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane name list are Don and Emily.

8 p.m. UPDATE: The disturbance is now about 900 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands, continuing to produce disorganized showers, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Invest 95L has a 30% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone by Friday. The associated thunderstorm activity does show some signs organization, but still lacks a defined center.

The system is expected to run into less favorable upper-level winds after Wednesday, which could keep it from intensifying any more.

Even if no cyclone forms, the system is expected to dump heavy rain on the Lesser Antilles.

A second cluster of storms several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is less likely to develop over the next few days, but is The First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor its progress. Monday morning forecasters gave the system a 50 percent chance of forming over the next two days and planned to send a hurricane hunter later in the day for a closer look.