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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 2023
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories Tropical Storm
Ophelia, located just inland over far eastern North Carolina.
1. Central Tropical Atlantic (AL90):
Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure
located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands have
become better organized during the past few hours. Satellite-derived
wind data is expected to arrive later this morning which should
provide more information on if a well-defined surface circulation
has also developed. Further development is expected and a tropical
depression will likely form today. The system is forecast to move
generally westward at 10 to 15 mph for the next few days, and then
turn west-northwestward or northwestward starting Tuesday.
Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas
Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...high...near 100 percent.
High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service
can be found under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01
KWBC, and online at ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.php
Forecaster D. Zelinsky