Tropical wave in the Atlantic could form into sub-tropical cyclone by midweek

Hurricane season may be winding down, but there’s still a chance for more weather systems to develop as November 30 draws closer.
A tropical wave in the Atlantic could become a sub-tropical cyclone. [National Hurricane Center]
A tropical wave in the Atlantic could become a sub-tropical cyclone. [National Hurricane Center]
Published November 11
Updated November 12

Hurricane season may be winding down, but there’s still a chance for more weather systems to develop as November draws to a close.

A tropical wave in the Atlantic could possibly strengthen into a sub-tropical cyclone by midweek, according to John McMichael, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

"It hasn’t even really developed into anything yet,” McMichael said.“Conditions are becoming more favorable for something to develop.”

Most of the models show the tropical wave remaining east of the United States. If it does strengthen, the storm could then move westward toward Puerto Rico and the Bahamas before turning north.

If it strengthens into a tropical storm it would become Patty, the 16th named storm of 2018.

Check out our 2018 Hurricane Guide.

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