FLORIDA, United States, Friday September 6, 2019 – It had been predicted that over the weekend, what remained of Gabrielle would regenerate into a tropical storm.
But even before then – by late this morning, to be exact – Gabrielle was a storm again and forecasters say it should become a hurricane in a few days.
The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) early this morning discontinued advisories on the system after it diminished to a post-tropical cyclone, although it acknowledged that conditions were expected to become increasingly conducive for regeneration, with the remnant low having a 80 per cent chance of regenerating over the weekend.
But it resumed advisories at 11 a.m., saying that Gabrielle had regenerated quickly and was expected to strengthen further.
According to the models, however, it will not impact the region.
In the latest NHC advisory, Tropical Storm Gabrielle, with maximum sustained winds increasing to 45 miles per hour, was located about 1,005 miles southwest of the Azores, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic, and moving towards the northwest at 17 miles per hour.
“A turn to the west-northwest with a slight increase in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. A decrease in forward speed and a turn to the north are forecast to occur by Sunday morning…Gabrielle is forecast to become a hurricane early next week,” the 11 a.m. NHC bulletin said.
No watches or warnings are in effect.