Hurricane center eyeing system in the Caribbean

Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel on

Published in Weather News

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is observing a Caribbean system it expects to develop into the next tropical depression or storm sometime this week.

The system, which was first identified Sunday evening, has a 30% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm in the next five days, according to the NHC’s 8 a.m. ET update.

Meteorologists expect the development to slowly occur over the southwestern Caribbean Sea by the middle of the week. It is expected to drift off the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras and move northwest.


If the system develops into a tropical storm, it will be the second named storm of the year, receiving the name Bonnie. Earlier, the first storm of the year developed into Tropical Storm Alex, which formed from the remnants of the first Pacific storm of the year Hurricane Agatha, which passed over Mexico and into the Caribbean. After, the remnants shaped into what specialists called Tropical Cyclone 1. It later pushed large flood waters through South Florida while passing through the state and developed into Alex on June 5 after TC1 moved into the western Atlantic and soon fizzled away.


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