Tropical Storms Omar & Nana Now Active in the Tropics
Hurricane Season 2020 just smashed some more records. With the formation of Tropical Storms Nana and Omar, the season is far outpacing even the most aggressive preseason forecasts for storm potential.
That's the bad news. The good news is that as of right now, it doesn't appear as if either of these two storms will impact the Gulf of Mexico. But, there are also two other tropical waves in the far Atlantic that forecasters already have their eyes on.
Here's what you'll want to know about each storm and those two other tropical waves.
Tropical Storm Nana is that system that's been in the Caribbean Sea for a few days now. The storm is forecast to become a hurricane later today. The track forecast from the National Hurricane Center brings Nana westward toward Belize. That's where it's forecast to make landfall by early Thursday morning.
Tropical Storm Omar is the system that formed off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. It's several hundred miles east of Cape Hatteras North Carolina. The good news with Omar is that it is forecast to continue moving out to sea. The system should eventually dissipate over time.
There are two tropical waves the Hurricane Center is monitoring. One is in the middle of the Atlantic midway between Africa and the Leeward Islands. This system is not given too much of a chance to strengthen. It's forecast to basically remain stationary over the next five days.
The other tropical wave is still on the African Continent. It's expected to move westward over the next five days. Forecasters give this system a 60% probability for strengthening. Its forecast track should carry it to the mid-Atlantic over the weekend. From there the model guidance is inconclusive at this time.
I am pretty sure with all of this tropical activity, you're probably about ready for a drink huh?