NHC tracks 4 tropical waves. Tropical rain is forming


As the first strong cold front of the season moved south, the National Hurricane Center continues to monitor potential tropical activity in the Atlantic basin.

Temperatures early Thursday morning ranged from the low to mid 30s in Florida’s Panhandle to the mid to upper 60s in the Keys, according to National Weather Service, Miami.

Several record low temperatures around the state were either broken or tied Wednesday as the front moved into the Gulf of Mexico.

That National Weather Service in Tallahassee reported several record low temperatures were broken Wednesday.

Tallahassee reported a record low of 33, breaking a long-time record of 36 set in 1927.

Apalachicola temperatures dropped to 39, shattering the old record of 43 set in 2009.

Near-record low levels were reported in northern Florida Thursday morning, according to National Weather Service, Jacksonville. Inland, temperatures reported in the 30s, including 34 at Live Oak and Jacksonville’s Cecil Field.

In east and central Florida, seven cities tied or broke records, according to National Weather Service, Melbourne.

Temperatures won’t stay low for long.

AccuWeather forecasters said temperatures should rise 10 to 20 degrees in the eastern United States over the weekend and into early next week.

Another factor influencing the weather into next week is a tropical rain storm that could develop off the US East Coast over the weekend.

The storm could bring rain, wind and rough surf conditions from eastern North Carolina to New England.

“If the storm develops to its full potential, it could generate heavy rain and urban flooding across the Interstate 95 corridor in the Northeast, along with strong winds leading to coastal flooding later Sunday night into Monday,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dean DeVore. ► WeatherTiger: Florida hurricane forecast: Amid the Ian cone troversy, the season could see a quiet end

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It is also not out of the realm of possibility that the system could develop some tropical characteristics, as it will form over warm water in the Gulf Stream.

A tropical depression or tropical storm could develop as a long shot with a well-defined circulation and low pressure center, AccuWeather said.

“There is a somewhat greater chance that the system will be a hybrid or subtropical system that has some tropical and some non-tropical aspects,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist John Gresiak.

A subtropical system has an ill-defined center with pockets of dry air and gusty winds.

Elsewhere in the tropics, forecasters are watching for four tropical waves, three in the Atlantic and another in the Caribbean.

At this time of year, tropical cyclones typically form closer to the United States. Earlier in the season, storms are seen moving across the Atlantic after emerging off the African coast.

As in the latest advisory, the Hurricane Center said no tropical cyclones are expected during the next five days.

The next named storm of the season will be Lisa.

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Here is the latest update from the NHC on October 20 at 8:00 a.m.:

What’s out there and where are they?

Tropical wave 1: A tropical wave from the Atlantic west of Cape Verde is moving west at 13 mph.

Tropical wave 2: A tropical wave from the central Atlantic is moving west at 8 mph.

Tropical wave 3: A tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Leeward Islands is moving west about 8 mph.

Tropical wave 4: A tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea is moving west at 13 mph. This tropical wave passes through Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Who is likely to be affected?

It is too early at this time to determine if there will be any impact on the United States from the tropical waves.

Forecasters urge all residents to continue to monitor the tropics and to always be prepared during what is expected to be an active hurricane season.

When is the Atlantic hurricane season?

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

When is the peak of hurricane season?

Although the season has gotten off to a quiet start, the peak of the season is Sept. 10, with the most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October, according to the Hurricane Center.

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Tropical weather forecast for the next five days

See the National Hurricane Center’s five-day graphical tropical weather forecast below.

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What’s out there?

Systems currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.

What’s next?

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