Time to keep an eye on the weather and make sure you're prepared (yes, that should have been done in June) for whatever might be coming our way. Hopefully a rain event, hopefully not more than that.
From stormcarib.com yesterday -
- There is a new invest still far out (over 1500 miles) in the Atlantic. Our first 'Cape Verde' storm of the season. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 70% chance (today it is a 90% chance) to become a tropical depression in 5 days. When you squint your eyes a bit the spaghetti plots of model forecasts (see links above) show a west-northwest track, which might bring it to the Leeward Islands in 5-6 days. It might even become our first hurricane (Danny). However, since the 'storm' is still not a storm you have to take these forecast with a grain of salt. Conditions are not that great for rapid development, there is a lot of vertical wind shear and some dry air ahead. But still, we will be closely following the progress of the tropical wave. -Gert
From NOAA this morning -
Thunderstorm activity associated with an area of low pressure
located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has continued to become better organized this morning. Environmental conditions are conducive for additional development, and only a slight increase in organization would result in the formation of a tropical depression later today while the system moves westward to west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent