FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The National Hurricane Center is keeping a close eye on three areas in the tropics for possible development.
In fact this happens this time of the year as we are approaching peak hurricane season.
The actual peak day for activity is September 10.
Over the course of the next 48 hours, the NHC is watching two particular disturbances that have a high chance of development.
The first one is an area of low pressure located 135 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.
The NHC has given this particular area a 90% chance of development.
It has become better organized overnight and a tropical depression is likely to form in the next day or so while the system moves northeastward.
It is expected to move away from land.
8/31/2pm EDT: The biggest change from the earlier Outlook is that the low offshore of the Carolinas is expected to become a tropical depression later today or tonight before moving away from land. Still monitoring the Caribbean for a closed circulation. https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/a29tMtwsh7
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 31, 2020
Next up is a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea.
The NHC has given this particular area a 70% chance of development.
Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development and a tropical depression is likely to form in the next couple of days.
It is projected to move westward and impact central America and parts of the Caribbean.
Closer to Africa, a tropical wave has the potential to slowly develop as they track to the west.
Regardless, in the next couple of days we will likely be using the names Nana and Omar.