TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – As the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season approaches the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance that has a medium chance of development.
The system is described as an area of non-tropical low pressure of thunderstorm force which produces a large area of downpours. As of Wednesday afternoon, the disturbance was several hundred kilometers east-northeast of Bermuda.
“Although downpour activity increased near the center today, the system has not acquired sufficient characteristics to be classified as a subtropical cyclone,” NHC forecasters said.
Although the disturbance is not currently a subtropical cyclone, the NHC says there is a brief period until Wednesday evening when the system could turn into a subtropical storm. It then reached cooler waters on Friday morning. A larger non-tropical depression is expected to absorb the system this weekend.
Starting at 1 p.m. ET, NHC gives the system a 50% 48-hour, five-day average training chance.
If the disturbance does form, it would be the first storm to get a name from NHC’s new supplemental list of tropical cyclone names instead of the Greek alphabet. The list of names is compiled by the World Meteorological Organization. The first name on the list is Adria.