May 13, 2021

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High chance of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours – Caribbean Business

SAN JUAN – The National Hurricane Center in Florida says weather system in the Atlantic has a high chance of tropical cyclone formation during the next 48 hours.

The agency issued the following tropical weather outlook.

For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A low pressure system is located over the eastern tropical Atlantic more than a thousand miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Shower and thunderstorm activity decreased somewhat this morning, but new activity is now forming near the system’s center of circulation. If these storms persist, then advisories would likely be initiated on a tropical depression later today or tonight.

Even if a depression does not form by tonight, environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development while the system moves west-northwestward at around 15 mph during the next couple of days. Conditions are expected to become less conducive for development by the end of the week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours… high… 90 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days… high… 90 percent.

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