Three tropical waves are being monitored by the National Hurricane Center in the Atlantic basin, two of which might develop into tropical depressions. Two of the tropical storms are in the Atlantic, but a third in the Caribbean may wreak havoc on places already reeling from Hurricane Grace. Forecasters believe that if the system moves farther north, it may bring heavy rain and possibly wind to South Texas.
The next named tropical storms in the basin will be Ida, Julian, and Kate.
What is out there?
Tropical wave 1: Over the central tropical Atlantic, around 900 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands, a wide trough of low pressure is causing irregular showers and thunderstorms.
Tropical wave 2: A tropical wave now situated over the eastern Caribbean Sea is predicted to produce a wide region of low pressure across the southwestern Caribbean Sea in a few days.
Tropical wave 3: Another tropical wave is creating a concentrated region of showers and thunderstorms over the far eastern tropical Atlantic, around 400 miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.
Who is the most likely to be affected?
Tropical wave 1: It’s too early to say if this system will have an impact on the United States.
Tropical wave 2: The tropical wave might enhance showers and thunderstorms in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, even if it does not strengthen. The system may develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm before hitting Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula or the southern Gulf of Mexico. It’s not impossible that it may track further north, bringing heavy rain and possibly wind to South Texas.
Tropical wave 3: It’s too early to determine if this storm will make landfall in the United States, but forecasters warn residents to keep an eye on the tropics and prepare for a busy hurricane season.