Newly formed Tropical Depression 15 forms off the east coast

NHC eyeing two other waves

ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center on Monday is keeping tabs on three areas of interest.

Tropical Depression 15 officially formed off the southeast coast of the United States Monday afternoon and is expected to become a tropical storm on Tuesday as it moves away from land, according to the NHC.

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Meanwhile, a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean Sea has changed very little since Sunday.

Interests in Jamaica, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatán Peninsula should monitor the progress of the disturbance.

The hurricane center said there’s an 80% chance of development within the next five days.

The next two named storms will be called Nana and Omar.

“Behind that system, there is another tropical wave expected to emerge off the coast of Africa,” Bridges said. “It has a 30% chance of development within the next five days. It’s just too soon to know if these systems will track anywhere close to Florida.”

Orlando-area forecast

Orlando will reach a high near 90 Monday. The average high on this date is 91. The record high is 97, set in 1914.

Rain chances jump from 60% Monday to 70% Tuesday and Wednesday.

Orlando has a yearly rain deficit of 3.45 inches.


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