"Ernesto" Inland Again; T.D. #7 in Central Atlantic; Strong Wave in far E. Atlantic....
"Ernesto" made a 2nd landfall about 2pm EDT Thu. on the Gulf Coast of Mexico well south of Texas. The storm is expected to dissipate over Mexico fairly quickly but will drop torrential rain.
The remnants of "Florence"
are still evident north & northeast of Puerto Rico. No significant development is likely, but the wave should move into the Bahamas this weekend then turn north near or just off the east coast of Florida. Depending on its exact track, the wave could bring some heavy rain to parts of Florida.The wave in the Central Atlantic has become tropical depression #7
. The depression has a rough road ahead with a good deal of wind shear and a whole lot of dry mid & upper level air. Though officially forecast by the NHC to slowly increase, the wave could just as easily degrade back into a tropical wave the next several days as it moves genearlly westbound.Yet another wave
is coming off the coast of Africa. Virtually all models are now forecasting development, but the early call -- & I stress early! -- is a recurve over the Atlantic.
NOAA has issued it seasonal update for the hurricane season & is as follows: (click here for details).