An area of low pressure located between the southeastern tip of Florida and the Bahamas could develop into a tropical depression in the coming days. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say a hurricane hunter aircraft may investigate the system this morning. Hurricane Specialist - Richard Pasc says how long the system remains over water will determine whether it strengthens.
“The conditions appear favorable enough for it to potentially strengthen into a tropical depression in the next day or so. Right now it looks like it’s going to move over the Florida peninsula during the next several days, which would limit its opportunity to strengthen. Slow-moving systems like this of course with all the moisture available could easily produce large amounts of rainfall.”
Pasch says people in south Florida and the Bahamas should monitor the system’s progress. Meanwhile, forecasters continue to track Hurricane Maria and Tropical Storm Nate, both near Bermuda and moving away from land.
Tuesday, 06 September 2005 01:00