Storms in December? 2 more areas to watch in the tropics

Hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30

Five day tropical development

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s the season that keeps on giving, but not in a good way.

After a record-setting 2020 hurricane season, more development is possible over the next five days. Hurricane season officially ends Monday, but there could be storms lingering beyond the season this year.

While more names may be crossed off the list, there will be no threat to Florida or the U.S.

An area south of Bermuda has the chance to develop sub-tropical characteristics over the next five days. Wind shear will limit development over the next 48 hours. The environment will become more conducive as the storms lifts northeast. As the cold front that will give Central Florida the coldest air of the season to date early next week moves out to sea, conditions will once again become unfavorable for development.

Another area of disturbed weather is expected to form in the far eastern Atlantic over the weekend. This system could also gain subtropical characteristics as it moves south and west of Portugal. A subtropical storm has both tropical and non-tropical characteristics, gaining strength from both warm ocean waters and differences in temperature.

The next storm name on the list is Kappa.

2020 Names

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.