NHC watching system of low pressure east of Florida, 4 tropical waves in Atlantic basin

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As tropical rain continues to pour into southern Texas and Mexico today, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring several systems in the Atlantic basin.

A system of low pressure well off the eastern coast of Florida currently is showing a near zero chance for development.

Forecasters also are watching two  tropical waves in the Caribbean and a two tropical waves in the far eastern Atlantic.

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Some portions of southern Texas could see 4 to 8 inches of rain from Saturday night into Tuesday from the system that moved onshore over the weekend, according to AccuWeather.

A flash flood warning was in effect for Corpus Christi as very heavy rain continued to fall Monday morning.

By midweek, forecasters said some rain could extend into the southwestern U.S., especially around the Arizona-New Mexico border.

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The last time the Atlantic had no named storms between July 3 and Aug. 16 was in 1999, according to Philip Klotzbach, meteorologist at Colorado State University specializing in Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts.

The next named storm in the Atlantic basin will be Danielle.

Here's the latest update from the NHC as of 8 a.m. Aug. 15:

What's out there and where are they?

Area of low pressure: Cloudiness and showers associated with a broad trough of low pressure located several hundred miles south-southeast of Bermuda remain disorganized.

Tropical wave 1: A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic is located southwest of Cape Verde. It's moving to the west at 11 mph.

Tropical wave 2: A new tropical wave is located north of Cabo Verde islands. It's moving to the west at 11 mph.

Tropical conditions 6 a.m. Aug. 15, 2022.
Tropical conditions 6 a.m. Aug. 15, 2022.

Tropical wave 3: A tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean extends from St. Croix to Caracas, Venezuela. It's moving west at 17 mph.

Tropical wave 4: A tropical wave in the central Caribbean stretches from south of Haiti to inland Colombia. It's moving to the west at 11 mph.

How likely are they to strengthen?

Area of low pressure: Environmental conditions are forecast to remain unfavorable, and significant development of this system is not expected. The disturbance is forecast to move slowly north-northwest or north during the next couple of days.

  • Formation chance through 48 hours: low, near 0 percent.

  • Formation chance through 5 days: low, near 0 percent.

Who is likely to be impacted?

It's too early at this time to determine if there will be any impact to the U.S. from the system of low pressure or the tropical waves.

Forecasters urge all residents to continue monitoring the tropics and to always be prepared during what's expected to be an active hurricane season.

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Systems currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.

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This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Tropics watch: 4 tropical waves in Atlantic basin, system off Florida