MIAMI, Florida – NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2 a.m. EDT on Monday, August 26, 2019, which predicts an 80% chance that Invest 98L 2019 will become a tropical cyclone off the U.S. southeast coast during the next 48 hours.
An elongated low pressure area is centered about 280 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (marked with a red “X” ).
NHC forecasters say that a tropical or subtropical depression is likely to form today or Tuesday while Invest 98L 2019 moves northeastward well offshore of the southeastern United States.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Dorian is tracking towards the Caribbean.
The system has an 80% chance of tropical cyclone formation within the next 48 hours and an 80% chance within the next 5 days.
Interests along the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina should continue to monitor the progress of Invest 98L.
NOAA forecasts an ‘above-normal’ 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs from June 1 through November 30.