Further out in the Atlantic – as in much closer to Africa than the United States there are a couple of tropical waves that have a very good chance of becoming tropical storms or hurricanes. The National Hurricane Center’s first advisory on this system indicates 30 MPH winds and movement to the NNW at 8 MPH.
How soon 95L makes a northwest turn will determine impact, if any, on the Lesser Antilles next week. This system will have no impact on Florida.
According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliot, “This system will track farther west than Tropical Depression Nine”.
The season’s ninth tropical depression formed in central Atlantic on Wednesday, but it currently poses no threat to land. It’s forecast to move north into cooler waters and fizzle by the weekend.
No coastal watches or warnings were put in effect.
While its circulation has soldiered on, I do not expect this system to redevelop into Tropical Storm Grace.
The torrential downpours can lead to flash flooding, while some of the stronger thunderstorms could produce brief strong wind gusts and a few waterspouts. “As a result, only slight strengthening is shown in the NHC forecast following the trend of most of the intensity guidance”.
With a huge ridge of high pressure over the northeast, the weather in New England has been (and will continue to be) beautiful this week.