The National Hurricane Center’s Thursday afternoon forecasts predicts two systems, with low odds of becoming the next tropical storm, to emerge in the Atlantic sometime after this weekend.
First, a broad non-tropical pressure system several hundred miles east-southeast of Bermuda is expected to form early next week, according to the NHC’s 2 p.m. update. It has a 20% chance of forming into a tropical depression or tropical storm early next week.
After it emerges, the system is expected to pass between Bermuda and the northern Lesser Antilles.
Next, a broad area of low pressure is forecast to emerge early next week over the southwestern Caribbean with some gradual development expected as it continues moving west-northwest.
The system has a 20% chance of development in the next five days.
Whichever system, if either, develops into a tropical storm would be the 26th named storm of the year and be named Epsilon.
The official last day of hurricane season is Nov. 30.
Joe Mario Pedersen
Joe Mario Pedersen is a member of the Sentinel’s Breaking News team. He’s a native of Florida, the home of the Florida Man. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Joe is a University of Central Florida graduate with a major in Radio & Television. He worked for four years at The Villages Daily Sun, including on the newsroom’s multimedia story projects.