Eye on system in the Atlantic with chance of becoming storm

NEW storm Atlantic Hurricane Season

The system has a 70 percent chance of becoming the season’s second named storm.


FLORIDA, United States, Thursday May 26, 2016 – Forecasters are watching a disturbance that has a 70 percent chance of becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Just days before the official June 1 start of the 2016 season, a potential Bonnie is brewing. This follows Hurricane Alex which formed in January in the northeastern Atlantic and moved through the Azores before weakening.

The low pressure area is centered between Bermuda and the Bahamas.

“Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for a tropical or subtropical cyclone to form on Friday or Saturday while the system moves west-northwestward or northwestward toward the southeastern United States coast,” the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said this afternoon.

“An Air Force reconnaissance plane is scheduled to investigate this low on Friday afternoon.”

The NHC says the chance of formation over the next 48 hours is medium – 60 percent –, while the chance it will develop within the next five days is 70 percent.

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