New tropical wave develops off the Georgia Coast, NHC monitoring

Tropical Outlook from the National Hurricane Center (4 PM CT Sunday)
Tropical Outlook from the National Hurricane Center (4 PM CT Sunday)(wmc)
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 11:44 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 27, 2021 at 4:17 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic for potential development.

The newest disturbance is located about 500 miles east-southeast of the Georgia coast and is becoming better organized.

Some additional development of this system will be possible later today, and especially on Monday when the system will move across the warmer waters of the Gulf Stream, and a tropical depression could form before the system makes landfall along the southern U.S. coast.

The low is expected to move westward today, and then west-northwestward at about 15 mph on Monday, reaching the coast of the southeastern United States by late Monday.

An Air Force Reserve Unit reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system Monday afternoon, if necessary.

It has a formation chance of 50% through 5 days.

Another disturbance located over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean more than 600 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is also being watched.

It’s producing a small area of showers and thunderstorms and the NHC says, “some slow development of this system is possible through the middle of the week while it moves a little faster toward the west and then west-northwest at about 20 mph.”

This disturbance has a formation chance of 30% through 5 days.

As a reminder, we have had 3 named storms so far this season. The next name on the list is Danny.

2021 Tropical Cyclone Names (Atlantic)
2021 Tropical Cyclone Names (Atlantic)(WMC)

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts above-normal 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

Visit FEMA’s to be prepared for the start of hurricane season and the National Hurricane Center’s website at throughout the season to stay current on watches and warnings.

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