Tropical Storm Julian forms in the Atlantic

NHC monitoring 5 systems in the tropical Atlantic

Samara Cokinos. (WKMG)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The tropics are busy, but there are no immediate threats to Florida at this time.

Dangerous Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall Sunday in Louisiana. Tropical Depression 11 became tropical storm Julian at 11 a.m. Sunday in the North Atlantic. It is not expected to impact land and should be a short-lived system.

Tropical Depression 10 is located east of the Lesser Antilles. It is expected to lift north becoming a tropical storm Sunday or Monday. T.D. 10 is not a threat to the U.S.

A tropical wave is expected to emerge off the coast of west Africa by the middle of this week. Thereafter, environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form toward the end of the week as the system moves west-northwestward to northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. While this storm will likely develop, it is expected at this time to remain out at sea.

Closer to the U.S., A weak trough of low pressure associated with a decaying frontal boundary is currently centered just east off the Mid-Atlantic coastline. This system is producing a few disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the warm Gulf Stream waters. Environmental conditions appear favorable for some slow development over the next few days as this system drifts southeastward, remaining offshore of the eastern U.S. coastline.

The next named storms are Kate and Larry. The peak of hurricane season is Sep. 10. Hurricane season runs through Nov 30.

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.