8.23.14 Tropical Trouble Brewing

Published 08/23 2014 05:29PM

Updated 08/23 2014 05:43PM

Tropical Depression Four formed near the Bahamas late Saturday afternoon, and it is likely to strengthen into a hurricane by next week as wind shear remains light. The storm will also be passing over warm water.

There is high uncertainty surrounding its track though. By next week, the official National Hurricane Service forecast keeps the storm off the Carolina coast. That would more or less take the storm through the weakness in an Atlantic ridge of high pressure. The exact placement of that weakness, and the placement of a trough digging through the eastern United States, is still in question. As such, the forecast is fairly changeable. The storm may track closer to the Southeastern United States, or it could be farther out to sea. It's a storm worth watching as we near the Labor Day Holiday for sure.

So far the Atlantic Hurricane Season has been quiet, but we're now nearing the climatological peak of the season. That is September 10.

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