Tracking the Tropics: Four systems to watch for

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Sunday morning in the Atlantic Basin, there are four areas that we are watching: two waves, a tropical depression, and a new tropical storm.

 Tropical Storm Kirk formed this morning off the western coast of Africa with winds up to 40 miles per hour and moving west at 14 miles per hour.

 

Kirk is expected to stay away from land over the next seven days, but if it can overcome the strong wind shear currently in the Caribbean, it will have to be monitored.

Tropical Depression Eleven formed last night and isn't expected to do much developing. Winds are up to 35 miles per hour and are moving slowly to the west at 5 miles per hour.

You'll notice that the path of Eleven isn't very long and that it isn't at this point expected to become anything more than a depression before dissipating sometime tomorrow. One of the reasons for that is strong wind shear is once again taking over, and that's going to rip Eleven apart before it has the chance to develop anymore.

A bit closer to home we have the remnants of Florence producing energy for two different waves.

The wave that is to the west close to Bermuda (Invest 98) has been given a 30% chance of development over the next five days. Even while this system is not expected to develop within that time frame, models are bringing that bit of moisture back close to the east coast, meaning more potential rain. Not a good thing when they are already cleaning up from Florence.

The wave off to the east has a better chance for development but should remain in the open Atlantic not impacting land.

Count on the NBC2 Hurricane Tracking Team for the latest tropical updates.

 

 

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