Thursday, October 20, 2016

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Cyclone To Form Off Florida

Invest 99L

MIAMI, Florida -- NOAA's National Hurricane Center storm tracker in Miami, Florida has issued a Tropical Weather Outlook which predicts a medium (50%) chance of an elongated area of low pressure, dubbed Invest 99L, becoming a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours off the east coast of Florida.

Cloudiness and showers associated with Invest 99L located a couple hundred miles northeast of the Central Bahamas has become slightly better organized.

NOAA says that environmental conditions appear conducive for development, and Invest 99L may slowly intensify into a subtropical or tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours. The low is forecast to move northward or north-northwestward off the east coast of Florida.

A U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Invest 99L this afternoon.

If a tropical storm does form, the next name on the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Names list is Tropical Storm Otto.

Tropical Storm Otto