While parts of the Gulf Coast region are dealing with the impact from Hurricane Ida’s landfall, the National Hurricane Center is watching what could be an active week in the tropics.
The NHC has issued its last advisory for post-Tropical Cyclone Julian as it moves rapidly northeast across the Atlantic Ocean away from the United States. Monday morning, Tropical Storm Kate formed in the Atlantic with winds of 45 miles per hour as it moves to the north at 8 m.p.h. and is forecast to stay away from the U.S.
Sitting east-northeast of the Leeward Islands, Kate is expected to continue moving north before moving more northwest, but is not forecast to impact the United States.
An area of low pressure in the southern Caribbean Sea could slowly develop with a 20 percent chance over the next five days. The potential system is forecast to move toward Central America and not impact the U.S. at all.
Another tropical wave is expected to move off the coast of Africa later in the day on Monday with a tropical depression likely to form later in the week. An 80 percent chance of development is likely over the next five days.
Forecasters do not expect that potential system to impact South Florida or the United States at this time, but they will be watched for any potential change.
If any of the unnamed areas do become named, they would be named Larry and Mindy.