Will Nate form later this week in the western Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico?
The tropical Atlantic Basin has turned quiet, but new tropical threats may pose hazards across the western Caribbean to Florida well into October. Following Lee and Maria’s departure to the United Kingdom, the Atlantic Basin is now void of any named tropical systems, something that hasn’t happened since Aug. 23. With nearly two months left in the hurricane season, there is still plenty of time for new tropical systems to form and it could happen as soon as late week. “Multiple factors will be in place that may favor several tropical systems to come about into the middle of October,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. A broad zone of low pressure and tropical moisture over Central America and western Caribbean will be worth watching over the next couple of weeks. This feature, known as the Central American Gyre, may spin up tropical systems if the right conditions are present. Residents and those with interests in Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas, Mexico and the southeastern United States will want to keep a watchful eye on this over the next couple of weeks...Read more