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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

The Atlantic Hurricane Season could be heating up

The Atlantic Hurricane Season has been underwhelming so far but there are currently four areas being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.

The most prominent feature is a low located over the central tropical Atlantic. This low is producing a large area of disorganized cloudiness and showers. Some gradual development of this system seems likely and a tropical depression is expected to form later this week.

A small low east of Bermuda is producing some shower activity but this low will likely dissipate before any development occurs.

A tropical wave is expected to move off the coast of Africa today. Some gradual development of this system is possible over the next several days.

Finally, in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, there is a trough of low pressure. This feature could develop during the middle part of this week.

There have only been three storms so far this year. The last storm was Tropical Storm Colin, which dissipated on July 3.

Climatologically, the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is on September 10.

The next named storm, whenever or wherever it forms in the Atlantic will be Danielle. The Atlantic Hurricane Season ends on November 30.

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