2020 hurricane season

Tropical Depression Eleven Not Yet a Tropical Storm: NHC

National Hurricane Center forecasters say the system will eventually impact the Leeward Islands over the weekend, but so far was not a threat to the U.S. mainland

What to Know

  • National Hurricane Center forecasters say the system will eventually impact the Leeward Islands over the weekend, but so far was not a threat to the U.S. mainland
  • No watches and warnings have been placed on any areas of land as of Wednesday morning
  • If a tropical storm does forms, the system would become "Josephine," the 10th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Watchful eyes remain on the Atlantic Ocean with Tropical Depression Eleven churning in the waters while not forecasted at this time to make landfall in South Florida.

The 11 p.m. Wednesday advisory shows winds still at 35 miles per hour with the system 1,135 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands and moving west at 15 miles per hour.

No watches and warnings have been placed on any areas of land as of the latest advisory. It's expected to become a tropical storm on Thursday.

National Hurricane Center forecasters say the system will eventually impact the Leeward Islands over the weekend, but so far was not a threat to the U.S. mainland.

Computer models were showing decent consensus, pushing the system even farther to the north. If you take the GFS (American) and ECMWF (European) models at face value, rain and wind will be a non-issue for the Caribbean.

This combination of inhibiting factors is why it's thought this could be a weaker system as it nears the Caribbean with not much more than a few inches of rain. Wind impacts will be low as well with less than a 10 percent chance of seeing tropical storm force winds.

Even if the system were to take a track farther to the south, major impacts aren't expected in South Florida. The system is forecast to face harsher conditions later this week and this will likely keep it from strengthening considerably.

If a tropical storm does form, the system would become "Josephine," the 10th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

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