Harvey falls apart, may come back, while two other Atlantic disturbances are tracked


Harvey falls apart, may come back, while two other Atlantic disturbances are tracked

Tropical Storm Harvey has lost its strength and has been downgraded to a tropical wave; however, authorities are still monitoring its remains, as meteorologists suspect it can regain strength.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Kenneth formed Sunday. There is a 70% chance that it can become a tropical cyclone again before it reaches Belize by Tuesday.

The first, now a couple hundred miles north of Puerto Rico, is given a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next two days. Storm formation chances were 10 percent over the next five days.

The system is now moving west-northwest across the central Caribbean Sea and the NHC advises people living in Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, and the Yucatan Peninsula to keep an eye on it as it approaches.

The hurricane center is tracking two other systems in the Atlantic, one of which has been given a slightly better but not strong chance of organizing further. Environmental conditions are not expected to be conducive for development of this system during the next couple of days while it moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 miles per hour. The environmental conditions are not favorable and the system only has a 10% chance of developing. The long-term development outlook was 20 percent Sunday morning.

The chance of a tropical cyclone reforming during the next two days is estimated to be medium (50 percent).

The third area being watched is a large area of disorganized thunderstorms located about 1,000 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, said forecaster John Cangialosi.