Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Morning Tropical Update

There are a couple of areas to watch in the tropics today. The first, seen in the above satellite image from this morning, is an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico off the southwestern Florida coast. Conditions should be favorable over the next day or two for that low to become a tropical depression or tropical storm. Several computer models develop the low into a tropical storm this week and bring it inland around the central Gulf coast. See the image below (courtesy of Colorado State University) for some of those model tracks.

The other area to watch is the disturbance outlined as disturbance #1 in the above graphic from the National Hurricane Center. This could also become a tropical depression over the next couple of days, but even if that happens, it should stay out to sea.

Be sure to catch our tropical updates at :21 after the hour for the very latest on both of these systems.

Lee Ringer
News 14 Carolina Meteorologist

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