After Hurricane Ida, Tropical Activity Remains High

Tracking the Tropics

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Unfortunately, we cannot let our guard down after Hurricane Ida as tropical activity remains very high with several areas being monitored by the National Hurricane Center. There are no immediate threats to the Gulf of Mexico at this time.

Tropical Storm Kate formed yesterday in the central Atlantic Ocean. Kate will move northward in the coming days and pose no threat to land as it stays well east of Bermuda.

An area of storminess across the Caribbean Sea, near Central America, has a very low threat for development over the next 5 days. Currently, the NHC has a 20% chance for development. We will need to keep a watchful eye on this area but there are no models suggesting a system forming.

A strong tropical wave has moved off the coast of Africa. This wave has a high likelihood of development at 90%. The next name on the list is Larry. It is unknown at this time whether it will have impacts on land but most models have it staying the Atlantic.

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