Hurricane center tracks 2 systems as Tropical Storm Tammy churns in Atlantic

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is tracking two systems with a chance to form into the season’s next tropical depression or storm as well as Tropical Storm Tammy.

At 2 p.m., the NHC began tracking odds for a small area of low pressure that had formed about 120 miles northeast of the coast of the Dominican Republic with disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity.

“Some development of this system is possible during the next couple of days while it moves northwestward, east of the Bahamas. Upper-level winds are forecast to become too strong for further development by late Monday while the system turns northward east of the northwestern Bahamas,” forecasters said.

The NHC gives it a 20% chance to develop in the next two to seven days.

The NHC, though, dropped the odds of development for an area of disturbed weather associated with a broad area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean Sea projected to pass over Cuba and then be parked southeast of Florida near the Bahamas by next week.

“Further development of this system appears unlikely while it drifts northward or north-northwestward over the central Caribbean Sea,” forecasters said.

The NHC is now only giving it a 10% chance to form in the next seven days.

If either were to gain strength, they could develop into the season’s 22nd official system and become Tropical Storm Vince.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Tammy moved away from Bermuda since Friday in the Atlantic.

As of 11 a.m., the center of Tammy was located about 360 miles east-northesat of Bermuda moving east at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

The system continues to lose steam after reforming as a tropical storm on Friday. The NHC had ceased tracking it when it was Hurricane Tammy on Thursday morning saying it had become an extratropical cyclone with a widespread windfield and an undefined center. But its characteristics returned to tropical status and the NHC began advisories again after a day.

The NHC continues to warn of dangerous wave heights at sea as well as swells with rip current dangers for Bermuda.

The system had previously tracked by the Caribbean’s northern Leeward Islands making landfall on Barbuda.

Its forecast path now keeps it away from land and the NHC expects it will weaken further and become a post-tropical remnant low by early next week.