Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Local | By Ada Griffith

Potential tropical cyclone heads towards southern Windward Islands


"But it's remarkable to have two potential tropical cyclones at the same time during mid-June", the website added.

Over the weekend, the warm seas and swirling winds have combined to toss a disorganized system of showers and thunderstorms at parts of the Caribbean.

It will be investigated by the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft Monday afternoon.

Most current data models continue to show the system tracking north into the central Gulf Coast states.

There are two tropical waves being watched by the National Hurricane Center right now.

It appears nearly certain that a 93-L will become a tropical system in the Gulf by Wednesday.

If the Yucatan system becomes a tropical cyclone, it would be named Cindy.

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The odds are still increasing that a tropical depression or storm will form in the Gulf of Mexico next week.

It is way too early to say with any confidence exactly where this system will track. "That's something that we are fairly certain is going to happen, regardless of how strong the system gets and which track it ultimately takes". They warn, however, that a slight jog to the east could bring heavy rain and some flooding to the Tampa Bay area.

While the low still lacks a well-defined center of circulation, gradual development is expected Monday and Tuesday while it moves across the southern and central Gulf of Mexico.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada.

At 5 a.m., the disturbance was centered near Latitude 8.4 North, Longitude 54.5 West and was moving toward the west near 23 miles per hour.

"Disturbance 2", farther out in the Atlantic, is already being upgraded to a potential tropical cyclone.

As of the last advisory, at 4 a.m. CDT, the system was located about 485 miles east-southeast of Trinidad in the eastern Caribbean and was moving quickly west at 23 mph.

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