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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Tue Aug 31 2021
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently
downgraded Tropical Depression Kate, located over the central
The Weather Prediction Center is issuing Public Advisories on
Tropical Depression Ida, located near the Alabama/Tennessee border.
1. Showers and thunderstorms have become better organized in
association with a well-defined low pressure system located over the
far eastern tropical Atlantic, a few hundred miles west of the coast
of Guinea. If these development trends continue, a tropical
depression is likely to form later today or tonight while the system
moves westward to west-northwestward at around 20 mph across the
eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high..90 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.
2. A broad area of low pressure is producing some disorganized shower
activity over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Some slow development
of this system is possible over the next couple of days as it moves
westward or west-northwestward at 5 to 10 mph toward Central
America. Thereafter, land interaction with Central America and the
Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico will likely limit further development of
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.
Public advisories issued by the Weather Prediction Center on
Tropical Depression Ida can be found under AWIPS header TCPAT4, WMO
header WTNT34 KWNH, and on the web at http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov