NHC: Area Of Low Pressure In Atlantic Ocean

May 26, 2016

There is a newly formed area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean northeast of the Bahamas, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form on Friday or Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said today.

The NHC said, “Cloudiness and showers over the western Atlantic Ocean a few hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas are associated with a newly formed area of low pressure.

“Environmental conditions are expected to gradually become more conducive for development, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form on Friday or Saturday. The low is forecast to move slowly west-northwestward or northwestward and approach the southeastern United States over the weekend.”

The NHC added that the formation chance through 48 hours is 30 percent, while the formation chance through 5 days is 60 percent.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:


The Bermuda Weather Service forecast discussion said, “While low pressure continues to organize and deepen toward the Carolina coast Sunday through Monday, a negatively-tilted, subsident upper ridge holds over our region and supports the continued favorable presence of SFC high pressure to our NE.

“No precipitation is seen in any guidance on light to occasionally moderate SE winds for the period. No warnings/advisories should be warranted for our area.”

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