ORLANDO, Fla. – Hello, Larry.
There’s a new tropical storm in the Atlantic after Larry formed on Wednesday. Larry has been strengthening quickly and is now expected to become a hurricane at some point.
Larry, packing sustained winds of 70 mph, was 455 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and was moving west at 21 mph.
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The NHC’s projected path shows Larry taking a turn to the north as it becomes a Category 3 hurricane by Thursday night or early Friday. Computer models show Larry well east of Puerto Rico on Sunday.
It’s too soon to tell, however, where Larry will actually head.
Elsewhere, the remnants of Ida, located in New York continued to bring flash flooding and tornadoes to the United States after making landfall earlier this week in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane.
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Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Kate also became a remnant low southeast of Bermuda.
And a broad area of low pressure is producing disorganized shower activity over the southwestern Caribbean Sea.
Some slow development of this system is possible over the next couple of days while it moves west or west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph toward Central America.
It has a 30% chance of tropical development in the coming days.
The next named storms will be called Mindy and Nicholas.
Sept. 10 marks the peak of hurricane season, which runs through November.