Two potential weather areas in the Atlantic Ocean could become the next named systems of the 2022 Hurricane Season, but neither was currently expected to impact South Florida.
The National Hurricane Center said Monday that a tropical storm warning was in effect for Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada for Potential Tropical Cyclone Two, which was located east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands.
Maximum sustained winds were at 40 mph with higher gusts, and the system was likely to become a tropical storm before reaching the southern Windward Islands, the NHC said.
The system was expected to pass near or over portions of the southern Windward
Island by late Tuesday, and move over the southern Caribbean Sea
or near the northern coast of Venezuela on Wednesday and Thursday.
A second area located southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands was producing disorganized showers and storms. A 20 percent chance of development was forecast over the next five days, and its current path has the area moving across Puerto Rico.
Forecasters said neither system is expected to move across the southern United States.
Hurricane Season 2022
If they do become named systems, they would be named Bonnie and Colin.
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began June 1 with researchers predicting an "above-normal" year.
The first named system occurred in early June, when Tropical Storm Alex formed off Florida's east coast after moving across the state, dropping massive rainfall and causing flooding in South Florida as Potential Tropical Cyclone One.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's averages for the Atlantic hurricane season is 14 named storms and seven hurricanes. The average for major hurricanes is three.
Last month, NOAA released their predictions for this year, calling for an "above-normal" 2022 with 14-21 named storms expected.