Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Subtropical Cyclone Could Form Off Florida

National Hurricane Center Tropical Weather Outlook

MIAMI, Florida -- The National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook due to the presence of a weak area of low pressure appears to be forming a couple of hundred miles north of Puerto Rico. 


This system is interacting with an upper-level low and is currently producing a large area of disorganized cloudiness and showers. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say that there is some potential for this low to briefly acquire subtropical characteristics during the next day or so while it moves northwestward. After that time, development is not expected as the disturbance moves north-northeastward and merges with a frontal zone. Regardless of formation, locally heavy rainfall and possible flooding should continue across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic through tonight. 


This system has a 20% chance of forming into a subtropical cyclone within the next 48 hours.