Tracking the Tropics: Epsilon and Zeta may form in the Atlantic Basin

Tropics Watch

The National Hurricane Center is highlighting two areas of potential development in the Atlantic Basin.

One area to watch will be in the open Atlantic near Bermuda. Shower activity associated with a broad non-tropical low pressure. NHC says, “Additional gradual tropical or subtropical development of this system is possible through the middle of next week while the low meanders over the central Atlantic well to the southeast of Bermuda.”

Another area to watch will be in the Caribbean. An area of low pressure will likely develop next week. Model guidance shows a tropical storm or hurricane developing near Cuba. For now, this does not appear to be a threat to the northern Gulf Coast.

If these two systems develop, they would be named Epsilon and Zeta, respectively. No imminent threat, but this is a friendly reminder that there is still a lot of time left in hurricane season. If we get these two named storms, this would mean 2020 ties with 2005 for the most active season on record.

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