MIAMI, Florida – NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, July 4, 2020, due to the presence of Invest 97L 2020 that has a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the Atlantic Ocean within the next 48 hours.
A small area of low pressure located about 300 miles west-southwest of Bermuda continues to produce persistent showers and thunderstorms (marked with an orange “X”).
NHC forecasters say that Invest 97L appears to be getting better organized, and if current trends continue, it could become a tropical depression later today or tonight while it moves east-northeastward or northeastward at about 15 mph.
Environmental conditions are expected to become unfavorable for further development by late Sunday.
Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system.
Invest 97L has a 60% chance of subtropical cyclone formation within the next 5 days and a 60% chance within the next 48 hours.
If the system becomes a tropical storm or hurricane, the next name on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Names List is Edouard.
Spaghetti models are in general agreement that Invest 97L will move northward over the open Atlantic Ocean towards Bermuda.