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Weather Blog: Next named storm brewing in the Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center is keeping tabs on a broad area of low pressure that could form in the Caribbean Sea.

Posted: Sep 29, 2020 12:32 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It has been a very active September in the Atlantic basin and luckily peak hurricane season is in the rearview mirror.

From September 7 - 22, 2020, there were 8 named storms and 3 of them became hurricanes.

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Beta became the 9th named storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. for 2020 which ties the 1916 record.

The past week and a half has been fairly quiet until now.

The National Hurricane Center is keeping tabs on a broad area of low pressure that is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea.

According to the NHC, it has a medium chance of development in the next five days.

Environmental conditions are conducive for some development and a tropical depression could form later in the week or over the weekend.

If it does develop into a tropical depression, the next name on the list would be Gamma.

It would be the 24th named storm and it would continue the record-breaking pace of the 2020 hurricane season.

The earliest 24th Atlantic named storm occurred on October 27, 2005.

In October, areas of development are typically in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and along the eastern seaboard.

Hurricane season doesn’t end until November 30 but tropical cyclones can occur beyond that date.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 727764

Reported Deaths: 13397
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Johnson17905377
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Grant7027174
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Morgan6555139
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Henry5688103
Noble558883
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Cases: 1081518

Reported Deaths: 19428
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