Hurricane Florence is hardly alone.
We continue to watch four other weather systems in the Atlantic Ocean, three of which are named (Isaac, Helene and Joyce) and another disturbance currently over the Gulf of Mexico could be named Thursday or Friday.
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Isaac to enter the Caribbean
Isaac continues to battle wind shear and is struggling to intensify. It is forecast to cross the Lesser Antilles as a tropical storm as it moves west at about 20 mph.
Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius.
After passing through the Lesser Antilles, its speed will decrease which could further hinder the system and allow it to debilitate further.
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It is possible that Isaac will move well south of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Friday as a tropical wave. Central Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico will experience rough seas, surf along their southern beaches and bands of rain. Isaac should be monitored as any system that enters the Caribbean could pose a threat to Florida.
Helene in the Eastern Atlantic, weakening
Helene will continue to lose strength Thursday. It will be downgraded to a tropical storm
as it enters cooler Atlantic waters. It will remain over water and not affect land.
Subtropical storm Joyce
Subtropical Storm Joyce formed over the northern Atlantic Ocean Wednesday and it is expected to make a full circle, remaining over the open north Atlantic waters and away from land. It has the chance to strengthen to a strong subtropical storm, but eventually move northward and dissipate by early next week.
Invest 95-L enters the Gulf of Mexico - Future "Kirk"?
The disturbance classified 95-L over the Gulf of Mexico is trying to become better
organized. There is a high chance that this system will develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm by Thursday.
The next name on the list is Kirk.
Heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected across portions of northeastern Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana late this week. If necessary, hurricane hunters will investigate this disturbance later Thursday. Residents along the eastern coast of Mexico, Louisiana and Texas should monitor this system closely.
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