LIVE TRACK: Tropical storms Paulette, Rene form. Here’s what the tropics could mean for Florida
Tropical Storm Paulette formed Monday morning and as of 11 p.m. on Monday, was about 1,230 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Here is the 11 p.m. advisory and forecast track for #Paulette from the National Hurricane Center. pic.twitter.com/ZfcB22qnX9 — Samara Cokinos (@CokinosSamaraWx) September 8, 2020The tropical storm is not expected to impact Florida. Tropical Storm #Rene Advisory 3: Depression Becomes Tropical Storm Rene. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 7, 2020“The current track from the National Hurricane Center has T.D.
Few storms possible Saturday, chances for tropical development in eastern Atlantic growing
A few storms will be around, but a lot of Central Florida will be dry. By dinner, most of Central Florida will be dry with the exception for a stray lingering storm. High temperatures over the weekend will remain in the low-to-mid 90s with feels like temperatures of around 100 degrees. Interests in Puerto Rico and eastern Caribbean should pay close attention to forecasts over the next five to seven days. A few storms will be around, but they will be short-lived with most of the day on the dry side.
System to the west of Florida highlighted for possible tropical development
If it moves into the Gulf, it may have a small opportunity to develop into something tropical prior to reaching Florida. Regardless of development, rain chances will remain elevated across Central Florida through the middle of the week as the system passes by. An area of low pressure has a low chance for development prior to reaching Florida. This forecast model depicts a better chance for tropical development beyond Florida. Either way, impacts should remain low to Florida, but something to note.
Saharan Dust: The good, bad and potentially ugly of the yearly-occurring phenomenon
The positives and negatives when it comes to Saharan Dust. Saharan dust and red tideThis is the potentially ugly side of Saharan Dust. Some large red tide years have also occurred without any Saharan dust. Dry air and increased wind shear are the main characteristics of the Saharan Air Layer, the official name of the cloud of Saharan dust. Saharan dust is the ultimate catch 22, bringing significant positives and potentially some negatives as it makes its yearly trans-Atlantic journey.
Tropical Tracker: Saharan Dust dominates the Atlantic, keeping storm development low
While dust from the Sahara Desert makes a trip across the Atlantic every year, 2020′s dust has been abnormally thick. Because of the dry air and increased wind shear within the area of dust, tropical development becomes less likely in the areas where the dust is present. Hello, (goodbye) DollyIf you blinked, you may have missed Tropical Storm Dolly. NO tropical development is expected. There are several tropical waves coming off of Africa, which is early for that to be happening, but the environment is not conducive for tropical development at this time.