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TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 15 MAY DEVELOP BEFORE REACHING THE CARIBBEAN

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 15 MAY DEVELOP BEFORE REACHING THE CARIBBEAN

July 7, 2013555Views

Current Position: 7.8N and
41.2W

Geographic Reference: 1285 miles
east-southeast of Barbados

Movement: West at 25
mph

Organizational Trend: Steady

Chance of Development Within 48
hours: 
50 percent

Forecast Confidence: Average

Previous Forecast

There are no major changes.

Forecast

Disturbance 15 (Invest 95L) does
show signs of organization, but there does not appear to be well-defined
low-level center at this time. The formation of a closed low-level center is a
necessary requirement to become a tropical depression. Forecasters think there
is about a 50 percent chance that this system could become a tropical
depression or a tropical storm before reaching the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.
If this system does not develop before reaching the Caribbean Sea it may have
difficulty developing. Conditions in the Caribbean Sea are expected to be
hostile for development. In fact, weakening appears likely in the Caribbean
Sea.

Expected Impacts Offshore

Eastern Caribbean: Gusts to
tropical storm force are possible Tuesday as the squalls move through.

Expected Impacts Onshore

Lesser Antilles

Rainfall: 3 to 6
inches of rain are possible, mainly on Tuesday. These rains could cause
localized flooding and perhaps mudslides on barren hillsides.

 

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