There are two systems that we are currently monitoring. One is Tropical Depression Five. This system is located in the Atlantic well to the east of South Carolina. This system has sustained winds of 35 mph, but this system is expected to gain enough momentum to become a tropical storm, which would warrant the name Edouard. Some good news is that this system is moving east-northeasterly and away from the United States. By early Tuesday morning, this system is expected to become a remnant low.
The second system is a little closer to home. Yesterday, the National Hurricane Center marked a disorganized system as one of concern. The system, which consists of cloudiness and showers associated with a stationary surface trough, is located just south of the Alabama coast and Florida Panhandle. This system has a 20% chance of formation over the next 48 hours and a 40% chance of formation over the next five days. This system will move over Florida toward the Atlantic. The system will then pass to the east of the Carolinas.
This has been a busy hurricane season so far, and we haven’t even reached the peak of it. Make sure to have a plan in place, because all it takes is one storm. We’ll continue to provide more updates on these systems as we receive them.