Tropical Storm Emily Forming? – Saturday 8 p.m.
July 30, 2011 Leave a comment
All eyes continue to stay glued to the tropics as just as Tropical Storm Don disappears over Texas another storm is brewing in the mid Atlantic. Satellite images show that the shower activity associated with the large low pressure system has become better organized and a tropical depression could form later tonight or Sunday. Invest 91L is centered about 750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving to the west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph. The National Hurricane Center has given the system a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. An Air Force place is scheduled to investigate the disturbance Sunday afternoon. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should closely monitor the progress of the system.
As for the direction the system is headed, given it is still in the mid Atlantic and more than 120 hour from the Caribbean, most forecast models agree that the system will begin to make a turn to the north and pass north of the islands of Hispaniola and Cuba.
There is still some disagreement on the strength that the system may reach. However, most do agree that this will become Tropical Storm Emily at some point within the next 24 hours.