NOAA: Two Tropical Cyclones May Develop This Week

NOAA National Hurricane Center Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook October 19, 2020

MIAMI, Florida – NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, October 19, 2020, that indicates that another system may form into a tropical cyclone in addition to Tropical Storm Epsilon within the next 5 days.

A trough of low pressure extends southeastward across the northwestern Caribbean Sea to a broad low pressure system located over the southwestern Caribbean Sea (marked with a yellow shaded area).

NHC forecasters say that the associated shower and thunderstorm activity remains disorganized and is primarily located over the southwestern Caribbean Sea.

This large disturbance is expected to consolidate over the northwestern Caribbean Sea during the next day or so before move drifting westward toward the Yucatan peninsula by Wednesday.

Regardless of development, the system could bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of central and western Cuba, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and the Yucatan peninsula through midweek.

This system has a 10% chance of tropical cyclone formation within the next 5 days and a 10% chance within the next 48 hours.