Hurricane forecasters watching low pressure system in Caribbean Sea

Forecasters said there is a low chance of development over the coming days.
Forecasters say a patch of rough weather in the Caribbean Sea has only a minimal chance of strengthening over the next week.
Forecasters say a patch of rough weather in the Caribbean Sea has only a minimal chance of strengthening over the next week. [ National Hurricane Center ]
Published Oct. 27, 2023|Updated Oct. 28, 2023

Update: As of 2 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center was reporting that further development of this system appears unlikely, putting chances at zero in the next 48 hours and 10% as it drifts north-northwest in the coming seven days.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center are watching a patch of rough weather in the southwestern Caribbean Sea that has only a minimal chance of strengthening in the coming days.

The hurricane center’s current projection has the system moving slowly north over the next seven days. It is not an imminent threat to Florida but could be near the state in a week or so, according to the forecast track.

“An area of disturbed weather over the southwestern Caribbean Sea is associated with a broad area of low pressure,” the hurricane center said in an 8 a.m. Saturday update. “Environmental conditions could support some slow development of this system during the next several days while it moves slowly northward.”

Forecasters give the patch of weather only a 10% chance of strengthening into a tropical system by Sunday afternoon and just a 20% chance of doing so over the next week.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Tammy, which has been meandering in the Atlantic for more than a week, was moving to the northeast about about 7 mph. Tammy had maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph and was located 275 miles east of Bermuda on Saturday morning.

No watches or warnings were in effect due to Tammy.

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