Tropical Depression Lisa scrapes Mexico, Martin races north, 2 other systems watched

Forecasters are currently monitoring four systems in the Atlantic: Post-Tropical Cyclone Martin, Tropical Depression Lisa and two other disturbances.
A look at the tropics on Thursday.
A look at the tropics on Thursday. [ National Hurricane Center ]
Published Nov. 3, 2022|Updated Nov. 4, 2022

The remnants of Hurricane Lisa were moving over southeastern Mexico on Thursday evening as forecasters continued to watch three other systems in the Atlantic.

Related: FRIDAY UPDATE: Hurricane forecasters watching 2 weather systems likely to merge in the Atlantic

None of the systems pose an imminent threat to Florida.

Lisa, which had made landfall in Belize Wednesday as a hurricane, was downgraded to a tropical depression and was located about 45 miles southwest of Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico, at 5 p.m. Thursday. The storm was moving west at 12 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Lisa was packing maximum sustained winds of 30 mph and was expected to move into the Bay of Campeche on Friday, but it is not expected to re-intensify there, forecasters said.

The storm caused flooding and ripped some roofs off houses after landfall in Belize.

Meanwhile, in the northern Atlantic, Post-Tropical Cyclone Martin was about 940 miles north-northwest of the Azores and about 885 miles east-northeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland as of 4 p.m. Thursday. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph was racing north-northeast at 58 mph.

Martin wasn’t close enough to any land warrant any watches or warnings and it is expected to weaken over the next few days.

Elsewhere, a disturbance in the northwestern Atlantic was several hundred miles to the east-southeast of Bermuda, the Hurricane Center said in the 8 p.m. Thursday advisory. Forecasters said conditions are only marginally favorable for some gradual development and they gave it only a 10% chance of strengthening into a tropical system over the next five days.

In addition, a disorganized disturbance in the southwestern Atlantic could encounter environmental conditions that would support gradual development starting early next week as it moves west or northwest, forecasters said in the 8 p.m. update. Forecasters gave it a 30% chance of strengthening into a tropical system.

It’s not uncommon to see tropical activity in the month of November. In four of the last five years, at least one named storm has formed in November. On average, there’s a named storm in November every other year, a hurricane every four years and a major hurricane every six years, according to Matthew Rosencrans, the lead hurricane season outlook forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Hurricane season ends on Nov. 30.

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