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ABNT20 KNHC 281413

1015 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Special Outlook issued to update discussion of area of low pressure west of Bermuda.

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Gaston, located about 600 miles east of Bermuda.

A weak area of low pressure located near the north coast of central Cuba continues to produce a large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms. Upper-level winds are not conducive for significant development today while this system moves westward through the Straits of Florida. The low is expected to move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Monday, where environmental conditions could become somewhat more conducive for development. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are likely over portions of the central and northwestern Bahamas, and Cuba through tonight. Gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall will spread into parts of southern Florida and the Florida Keys later today. Interests elsewhere in Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico should continue to monitor the progress of this disturbance. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon, if necessary. * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent

Updated: Satellite images indicate that the area of low pressure west-southwest of Bermuda has become a tropical depression, and advisories on Tropical Depression Eight will be initiated at 11 AM EDT. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...100 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...high...100 percent

A tropical wave is expected to move offshore of the west coast of Africa on Tuesday. Conditions are expected to be favorable for development of this system later this week while it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical eastern Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent


High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service can be found under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWBC, and on the Web at http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.shtml.

$$ Forecaster Pasch