Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Sci-tech | By Spencer Schmidt

Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida

Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida

But even though it will should become the season's next tropical storm, it's got nothing to do with the soaking Florida will probably get next week.

The potential cyclone is now located east of the Cabo Verde Islands, according to the NHC, and is moving in a west/northwesterly direction.

- As expected, Tropical Depression 6 has formed in the Atlantic.

Right now, current trends bring deeper, tropical moisture into the Gulf of Mexico for the Labor Day weekend as this tropical wave continues to move in from the southeast. The depression is maintaining 35 miles per hour winds just south of the Cabo Verde island chain.

Rain over the USVI and a storm forming near Africa.

Thursday morning the National Hurricane Center issued the first advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Six.

Another area to watch, a tropical wave is moving through the Greater Antilles.

The system, moving west, northwest, is expected to spread rain across Florida and the islands, including the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, into early next week, forecasters said.

The exact timing of when the best chance of rain will arrive will depend on how quickly this system moves out of the Caribbean and into the Gulf of Mexico.

The system that requires a closer look is a second tropical wave forecast to push off the African coast around Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

The name after Florence is Gordon.

Forecasters also will be watching for the storm-inciting Madden-Julian Oscillation, or MJO, in the coming weeks as it makes its way into the Atlantic.

We've certainly been getting a proper taste of the seasons over the past year, with Storm Ophelia last autumn, the Beast from the East and Storm Emma in the winter/spring and sizzling temperatures and drought in the summer.

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