Forecasters are keeping a close watch on a storm brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says the storm has a high chance of bulking up into a tropical storm over the next day or two. Forecasters predict it will eventually turn west towards the U.S., but they can't say yet whether it will eventually pose a threat to the mainland.
Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook
Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
Showers and thunderstorms are gradually becoming better organized in
association with a low pressure system located about 1000
miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. However,
recent satellite data indicate that the circulation is elongated and
the center is not yet well defined. This system will likely become
a tropical or subtropical cyclone later today while it moves
generally northward over the central Atlantic. After that
time, the low is forecast to turn westward well to the north or
northeast of the Lesser Antilles through early next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.