Latest on four tropical waves in the Atlantic

No immediate threats to Florida

Samara Cokinos
Samara Cokinos (WKMG)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The tropics remain hot this Labor Day weekend with two tropical waves spinning near Africa and one south of Puerto Rico. There are no immediate threats from the tropics to Florida through Labor Day weekend.

The first wave is a disorganized cluster of showers and storms near Burmuda. The environment is marginally conducive for development over the next five days as it moves towards the Carolinas. Development chances are at 20 percent.

The second wave only has a 10 percent chance for development over the next five days. After a small window of opportunity closes, conditions will be come unfavorable for develop. Tropical moisture will surge into Florida from the Caribbean, but will only help to enhance rain and storm chances through the middle of the week.

The third wave has a much higher likelihood of development with an 90 percent chance over the next five days. The large area of showers and thunderstorms will gradually develop, likely becoming a tropical depression over the weekend or early next week.

The fourth wave is emerging into the Atlantic off of the coast of Africa. This wave currently has a 80 percent chance for development over the next five days and is expected to become a tropical depression by the middle of next week.

The next two names on the 2020 storm list are Paulette and Rene.


About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.