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The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season won’t come to an official end until November 30th and the tropics remain very active midway through October. As of Thursday there were two areas to keep an eye on, one of which was a broad area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said some gradual development of the system is possible in the coming days, and it’s expected to meander to the northwest, possibly emerging over the warm waters of the southern Gulf of Mexico.

National Hurricane Center records show that the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has seen:

~ 26 tropical depressions

~ 25 named storms

~ 9 hurricanes, 3 of which were major hurricanes (category 3 or greater)

~ 10 storms have made landfall on the contiguous United States (breaking the record of 9 landfalling storms in 1916)

~ Tropical storms and hurricanes in 2020 have killed a total of 151 people, and has resulted in $27.8 billion in damage and destruction

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 PM EDT Thu Oct 15 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A broad non-tropical low pressure system is expected to form over

the next couple of days several hundred miles east-southeast of

Bermuda. Additional slow development will be possible thereafter

into early next week while the system moves southwestward and then

westward, passing about between Bermuda and the northern Lesser

Antilles.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

2. A broad area of low pressure could form by early next week over

the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Some gradual development of the

system will be possible thereafter while it moves slowly

northwestward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

Forecaster Beven