While Tropical Storm Philippe and a disturbance mosey about the Atlantic Ocean, another disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico exists, but is unlikely to become much more than it is.
Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center on the three weather systems.
Where’s Tropical Storm Philippe going?
ABOUT 1160 MI...1865 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDSMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
Tropical Storm Philippe’s maximum sustained winds, which were 50 mph Sunday evening, remained there as of the 11 a.m. Monday advisory and tropical storm force winds could be felt up to 115 miles from the center. Philippe was about 1,160 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands and moving west at 13 mph.
“A turn to the west-northwest is expected by (Monday night), and a northwestward motion is forecast to occur in a couple of days,” the hurricane center said. “Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days.”
What’s going on with the system in the eastern Atlantic Ocean?
A disturbance with “disorganized showers and thunderstorms” is still several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and still forecast to be a tropical depression this week as of the 8 a.m. advisory.
Formation chance through 48 hours: 30%, the same as the Sunday 8 p.m. advisory.
Formation chance through seven days: 80%, up from 70% at the Sunday 8 p.m. advisory.
The system in the Gulf of Mexico
There’s a system in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, but the hurricane center doesn’t expect much from it.
“Development, if any, of this system is expected to be slow to occur over the next day or two while it moves slowly westward,” the hurricane center said. “The disturbance is expected to move into unfavorable environmental conditions by the middle of the week, ending its chances for development.”
Formation chance through 48 hours: 10%, the same as the Sunday 8 p.m. advisory.
Formation chance through seven days: 10%, the same as the Sunday 8 p.m. advisory.