Tropical storm forms west of Mexico, but quickly weakens

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 13, 2017

Tropical Depression Eight has formed a few hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas, and it could pick up surf along the East Coast.

Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center have their eyes on two disturbances in the Atlantic, one of which is situated just off the east coast of Florida. However, the air that the system is running into will be dry, which might prevent it from organizing.

Earlier this week, forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration upped their prediction for hurricanes this year after early season conditions in the Tropical Atlantic and Caribbean hinted that more storms are likely.

99L is now moving northwest and might gather strength as upper-level winds become more favorable for its development over the weekend.

The chance of formation over the next two day is at 60%, and 70% over the next five days.

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Forecast models put the storm on a northwest path toward the US but then curve it away from the USA without reaching the coast.

A tropical system has to have a closed, defined center of circulation and sustained winds of 39 miles per hour to become a tropical storm and get a name.

The next named storm that forms in the Atlantic will be Gert.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30.

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