MIAMI, Florida -- As of 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, July 31, 2014, NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a tropical weather outlook due to the presence of a well-defined low pressure system located about 650 miles east of the southern Windward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with the system is continuing. According to NOAA's Hurricane Center, if this activity persists, tropical depression or tropical storm advisories will be initiated later this morning.
|NOAA GOES satellite image of Invest 93L|
Interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of this system as it moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph.
NOAA forecasts that development of this system has a high chance (70%) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
Spaghetti models are in general agreement that Invest 93L will move closer towards Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas within a week.
If the system develops into a tropical storm or hurricane, the next name for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season is Tropical Storm Bertha.