ORLANDO, Fla. – Friday marks the peak of hurricane season, and weather officials are busy tracking three systems in the tropics.
The National Hurricane Center is no longer issuing updates for Mindy, once a Tropical Storm that made landfall in Florida, which became a Post Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina.
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Larry, meanwhile, was spinning as a Category 1 hurricane about 85 miles west of Cape Race.
Larry, once a monster hurricane, has sustained winds of 80 mph and was moving north-northeast at 47 mph.
Larry is bringing strong rip currents to Florida’s beaches but will not directly impact the United States.
Elsewhere, the northern portion of a tropical wave is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Honduras, the western Caribbean Sea and portions of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The system is forecast to move into the Bay of Campeche and merge with a pre-existing surface trough over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by this weekend.
Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive to support gradual development, and a tropical depression could form Sunday or Monday before the system moves onshore along the western Gulf of Mexico coast.
The NHC said the wave now has a 80% chance of tropical development over the next five days.
And lastly, a strong tropical wave is expected to emerge off the west coast of Africa later Friday.
It will likely strengthen into a tropical depression by early next week as it moves west-northwestward over the far eastern Atlantic near the Cabo Verde Islands.
The NHC said it has a 70% chance of development over the next five days.
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The next named storm will be called Nicholas.
Hurricane season runs through November.