National Hurricane Center: 50% Chance Tropical Cyclone Forms Over Atlantic
MIAMI, Florida — NOAA’s National Hurricane Center storm tracker in Miami, Florida has issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 2, 2017 which predicts a medium (50%) chance of an area of low pressure becoming a tropical cyclone during the next five days.
Satellite images indicate that showers and thunderstorms associated with this weak area of low
pressure located about 650 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands remain disorganized
However, NHC forecasters believe that environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some gradual development of this system later this week while it moves generally westward at about 10 mph.
There is a 10% chance of tropical cyclone formation within the next 48 hours and a 50% chance of tropical cyclone formation within the next 5 days.
So far, only one computer model has predicted a path for this system which is expected to track just north of Puerto Rico later this week.
If the system becomes a tropical storm or hurricane, the next name on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane name list is Don.