Chances of de­vel­op­ment high for Gulf trop­i­cal dis­tur­bance

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY - By KIM­BERLY MILLER

A trop­i­cal dis­tur­bance in the Gulf of Mex­ico now has an 80 per­cent chance of de­vel­op­ment within the next 48 hours, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Hur­ri­cane Cen­ter.

En­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions are fa­vor­able for a trop­i­cal de­pres­sion or trop­i­cal storm to form over the the south­ern Gulf of Mex­ico to­day or Mon­day as the sys­tem moves slowly north­ward.

If the area of low pres­sure be­comes a trop­i­cal storm, it would be named Michael.

The dis­tur­bance will bring tor­ren­tial rains to part of Cen­tral Amer­ica, the Yu­catan penin­sula and western Cuba into next week. The chance of for­ma­tion within the next five days is high at 90 per­cent.

Rain chances in Palm Beach County will in­crease Mon­day to 50 per­cent, and rise to 60 per­cent Wed­nes­day. Tem­per­a­tures will be con­sis­tent with highs in the up­per 80s and lows in the up­per 70s, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice.

Les­lie up­date — Af­ter reach­ing hur­ri­cane strength Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Les­lie was again a trop­i­cal storm on Sat­ur­day. It was 630 miles north­east of Ber­muda in the At­lantic.

Les­lie is send­ing large swells to Flor­ida, but is not a di­rect threat to the United States.

It is no­table in that it has un­der­gone mul­ti­ple trans­for­ma­tions and keeps the sea­son above nor­mal in terms of ac­tiv­ity.

Les­lie is the 12th named storm this sea­son, when the cli­ma­to­log­i­cal norm is nine. The nor­mal num­ber of hur­ri­canes for this time of year is 4.8, ac­cord­ing to Colorado State Univer­sity.

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