TROPICS: Waves moving across Caribbean Sea and Tropical Atlantic

By on July 30, 2019

Punta Gorda, TOLEDO. Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Two systems in the Tropics, one in the Atlantic and the other in the Caribbean Sea, pose no threat to Belize; but the lead system could bring inclement weather to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands later this week.

Tropical Atlantic map
(Courtesy NOAA)

According to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, the Tropical Wave over the northeastern Caribbean Sear is today producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms and conditions are “marginally conducive for development by the weekend when the disturbance moves near Florida and northwestern Bahamas.”

Forecasters says “locally heavy rainfall” are expected over Hispaniola, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The second Tropical Wave is over the far eastern tropical Atlantic.

The system is moving in a westward direction at between 15 and 20 miles per hour and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say that “upper level winds could become more conducive for development by the weekend while the wave continues westward across the central Atlantic.”

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