Potential Tropical Cyclone Two may be named Bonnie Thursday

There are three areas to watch for possible tropical development, and one system is poised to become a named storm: Bonnie.Gulf SystemThere is a medium (40%) chance of development in the next two days. This system is closest to New Orleans, which is a broad area of low pressure spinning off the Texas coast. If it does strengthen, it’s not expected to become a major storm and most of its effects are most likely to be contained to the Texas coast but could include the Houston metro.Potential Tropical Cyclone 2The system that’s spinning just off of the northern coast of South America is likely to become Tropical Storm Bonnie at any moment if it stays over open water. The National Hurricane Center puts it at an 80% chance for development over the next two days and a 90% chance over the next three to five days. The system contains maximum sustained winds at 40 mph and is moving WNW at 30 mph. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Grenada, Islas de Margarita, Coche and Cubagua, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, and parts of the coasts of Venezuela and Columbia. Forecasts call for the storm to eventually reach category 1 status as it tracks due west and makes landfall in Nicaragua.Tropical Wave in the Central AtlanticA tropical wave just off the northeast coast of South America is forecast to move west-northwest at 15 mph and could interact with another tropical wave behind it over the next few days. Some gradual strengthening is possible over the next five days, but the National Hurricane Center only puts chances of development over the next two days at 10% and only a 30% chance over the next five days. Even though this particular complex is very far out to sea and has low chances for development, some of the best longer-range forecast data have been suggesting it could track through the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and Cuba to possibly have an eventual impact on the U.S. Coast. But the time frame for that potential would be on the order of over 10 days from now so that probability is low at this time.

There are three areas to watch for possible tropical development, and one system is poised to become a named storm: Bonnie.

Gulf System
There is a medium (40%) chance of development in the next two days. This system is closest to New Orleans, which is a broad area of low pressure spinning off the Texas coast.

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If it does strengthen, it’s not expected to become a major storm and most of its effects are most likely to be contained to the Texas coast but could include the Houston metro.

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Potential Tropical Cyclone 2
The system that’s spinning just off of the northern coast of South America is likely to become Tropical Storm Bonnie at any moment if it stays over open water.

The National Hurricane Center puts it at an 80% chance for development over the next two days and a 90% chance over the next three to five days.

The system contains maximum sustained winds at 40 mph and is moving WNW at 30 mph. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Grenada, Islas de Margarita, Coche and Cubagua, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, and parts of the coasts of Venezuela and Columbia.

Forecasts call for the storm to eventually reach category 1 status as it tracks due west and makes landfall in Nicaragua.

Hurricane Sam has formed in the Atlantic

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Tropical Wave in the Central Atlantic
A tropical wave just off the northeast coast of South America is forecast to move west-northwest at 15 mph and could interact with another tropical wave behind it over the next few days.

Some gradual strengthening is possible over the next five days, but the National Hurricane Center only puts chances of development over the next two days at 10% and only a 30% chance over the next five days.

Even though this particular complex is very far out to sea and has low chances for development, some of the best longer-range forecast data have been suggesting it could track through the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and Cuba to possibly have an eventual impact on the U.S. Coast.

But the time frame for that potential would be on the order of over 10 days from now so that probability is low at this time.

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