St. Thomas and St. John were under a flood advisory for much of Thursday, and some weather systems raise flags for upcoming weeks as the hurricane season enters its most unsafe month.
Now, the Florida-based Joint Cyclone Center has shared an image of a predicted "tropical cyclone" in the North Atlantic close to Ireland. Satellite photos indicate quite a bit of shower and thundershower activity associated with this wave.
As of Friday evening, an unorganized tropical wave was moving over Hispaniola. That forecast means local officials will be watching the St. Johns River closely, Judge said, since the river is just below flood stage.
The wet weekend can be chalked up to increased moisture thats lingering and stretching east, Shiveley said.
The next named storm in the Atlantic basin will be called Florence.
The first is a strong tropical wave that is located over western Africa.
There's been an uptick in rumors that a major hurricane could strike our area next week, but that's not what the National Hurricane Center is forecasting. Potential tropical cyclone Six is expected to continue moving in this direction with a very gradual turn toward the northwest. Though it will form in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to track to the west and missing the state, forecasters say still going to bring plenty of rain.
Seven-day forecast from the ECMWF.
Today: Rain chances are between 20-30% as an onshore flow usher showers and storms from the Atlantic Ocean into our inland zones. There will be significant time to closely monitor the behavior of these tropical weather systems.
Along with more consistency among other forecast models, it is looking more like this tropical wave moves out of the Caribbean and toward the Florida straights over the Labor Day Weekend.