NOAA: Subtropical Cyclone May Form Off Florida Thanksgiving Week

MIAMI, Florida – NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 7 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, that indicates that a system may form into a subtropical cyclone off the coast of Florida during the week of Thanksgiving.

The system is a non-tropical area of low pressure that could form between the Bahamas and Bermuda by early next week (marked with a yellow shaded area near the Bahamas).

NHC forecasters say that this system could gradually develop subtropical characteristics through the middle of next week while it moves northeastward.

This system has a 20% chance of subtropical cyclone formation within the next 5 days and a 0% chance within the next 48 hours.

If this system becomes a subtropical or tropical storm, the next name on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Greek Alphabet Names List is Kappa.

September 10 was the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season where tropical cyclone activity significantly increases. But hurricane season can still remain active through December, according to NOAA and the National Weather Service’s historical data.

NOAA and Colorado State University forecast an “extremely active” 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs from June 1 through November 30.

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