Tropical Disturbance Off Florida Coast May Develop Into a Tropical Depression

Invest 94L may strengthen further later today or tonight

Monday, 22 July 2019 18:02:46 +00:00

Invest 94L Update

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say that a tropical disturbance located off the eastern tip of Florida may develop into a Tropical Depression later today or tonight.  While environmental conditions are only marginally conducive for development, only a slight increase in the organization of this system could result in the formation of a tropical depression.  Forecaster put the chance of further development at 60%.  Additional development is not anticipated after that time due to strong upper-level winds.  The low is expected to move northwestward around 15 mph today and north-northwestward to northward tonight and Tuesday, remaining offshore of the east coast of the Florida peninsula.  This system will continue to produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of the northwest Bahamas through tonight.  Showers and thunderstorms could also spread over portions of the east coast of the Florida peninsula tonight and Tuesday.

ContactRelief Recommendations

Because the storm is forecasted not to develop beyond Tropical Depression strength, ContactRelief does not recommend any amplification of contact ahead of the storm as it is unlikely that a contact suspension will be required.  The Disaster Decision Team is monitoring the storm and will make further recommendations if warranted. 

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