- A potential tropical cyclone is being watched for development in the Atlantic Basin.
- It is likely to develop into a tropical storm by Monday in the Caribbean Sea.
- This could pose a threat to parts of the Caribbean and Central America.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Fifteen is being monitored in the Caribbean Sea and is expected to develop into a tropical storm Sunday night.
The National Hurricane Center noted a lack of sustained thunderstorm organization during their Sunday evening discussion, which is one of the requirements for a system to become a depression or tropical storm. Once this box can be checked in the requirements list, it will become a tropical storm.
The next storm in the Atlantic Basin would earn the name “Lisa”, the 12th name on this season’s list.
We still have about a month left of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. According to National Hurricane Centera typical hurricane season usually produces one more storm before the season ends.
Tropical storm watches were issued for Jamaica and Grand Cayman ahead of the system’s arrival. Tropical storm watches mean that tropical storm conditions are expected in the watch area within the next 48 hours.
Interests along the Central American coast should continue to monitor the progress of the system. Additional watches and warnings will likely need to be issued early this week.
There is potential for heavy local rainfall over the next few days from the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and parts of Central America. This could trigger dangerous flash floods and landslides, in areas of hilly or mountainous terrain.
So check back with us for updates to these predictions in the coming days.
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