MIAMI, Florida – NOAA’s National Hurricane Center has issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook at 8:05 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2018 which predicts a low (0%) chance of an area of disturbed weather becoming a tropical cyclone off the coast of Florida during the next five days.
The system, dubbed Invest 90L, is a broad surface low and trough interacting with an upper-level low that is producing a large area of cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms across much of Florida, western Cuba and a large portion of the Bahamas.
Regardless of subtropical or tropical cyclone formation, Invest 90L will continue to produce locally heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding across portions of Florida and the southeastern United States during the next few days while the low moves generally northward.
Invest 90L has a 0% chance of tropical cyclone formation within the next 48 hours and a 0% chance within the next 5 days.
If a tropical storm does form, the first name on the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Names list is Tropical Storm Alberto.
Invest 90L 2018 Spaghetti Models
Computer models are in general agreement that Invest 90L’s projected path will move in a north-northeastward direction over the Florida panhandle, eastern Alabama, northwest Georgia, and Appalachia.