Thursday 22 August, 2019

Tropical wave weakens, passes over Lesser Antilles

Photo via the NHC.

Photo via the NHC.

The US National Hurricane Center said a tropical wave passing through Caribbean has weakened, however, the system will bring heavy showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Leeward Islands.

In an update posted Tuesday morning, the NHC said the chance of the system is low at 20 percent.

Details are as follows:

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms moving through the Leeward Islands are associated with a tropical wave interacting with an upper-level low.  Strong upper-level winds and interaction with the islands of the Greater Antilles, while the system moves generally westward, should inhibit tropical cyclone formation.

Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico over the next few days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

For more information and the latest updates visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov

 

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