Tropical Update: two disturbances being monitored

Posted at 9:37 AM, Aug 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-14 09:55:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Two disturbances in the Atlantic Basin are being monitored for any organization and intensification in the coming days. One is in the Caribbean tracking toward the Yucatan Peninsula, and the other is still in the far eastern Atlantic as a tropical wave that just exited Africa.


Although the forecast beyond the Yucatan Peninsula region for “Invest 92-L” is still too early to call, the majority of forecast models are in agreement with sending the system north into the west-central Gulf of Mexico toward the U.S. Gulf Coast next Monday (August 19), potentially somewhere from Texas to Mississippi.

Regardless, there is good indication that this system will likely earn a name soon as a Tropical Storm, based on intensity forecasts:


The other tropical wave “Invest 93-L” poses no threat to land over the next week, as it tracks westward through the open Atlantic Ocean.


Intensity forecasts show this system earning a name soon, as well, as a Tropical Storm:


The next two names on our list for the year are Erin and Fernand. One or both could earn names within the next 48 hours, but as of right now, 93-L is organizing faster than 92-L, which means 93-L could become “Erin,” leaving 92-L to be named “Fernand.” We’ll keep you posted! And you can track the latest activity in the tropics with our CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker. 

The National Hurricane Center updated their forecast for the remainder of the season, which you can read here.

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