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NHC Watching Two Disturbances - One in the SW Atlantic, the Other in the SE Caribbean


Florida - Wednesday October 26, 2022: The National Hurricane Center is watching two disturbances that may develop into tropical depressions in the coming days.


As of 2 PM Wednesday, October 26, a trough of low pressure stretched north from Hispaniola to northward towards Bermuda.

This trough was producing a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms and the NHC says environmental conditions appear favorable for development while it drifts northward.

The system is forecast to meander over the subtropical western Atlantic to the west or southwest of Bermuda. Numerous rain showers and thunder storms are forecast for the eastern Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the US/UK Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.

However, upper level winds are forecast to become less conducive for development by the end of the weekend.



As of 2 PM Wednesday, October 26 an area of low pressure is expected to form over the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend. Environmental conditions are forecast to
be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression could form by early next week while the disturbance moves generally westward or west-northwestward over the central Caribbean Sea.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.