Hurricane Center warns tropical wave could become named storm

James Marshall
November 12, 2018

The Atlantic hurricane season goes from June 1 until November 30 because that's the most likely time for tropical depressions, storms and hurricanes to form. On Sunday at 1 p.m., the wave was about 350 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands.

A new disturbance in the tropics has formed, and it actually has the chance to develop into a pre-Thanksgiving week tropical or subtropical system.

If it further intensifies into a named storm, it would be called Patty. For now, it's something we'll watch, but there isn't much to be concerned about. Environmental conditions are forecast to gradually become more conducive for development by Tuesday, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone is expected to form by the middle of the week. If it does strengthen, the storm could then move westward toward Puerto Rico and the Bahamas before turning north.

While Caribbean countries have been spared for most of the 2018 hurricane season, heavy rains in several countries have led to floods, landslides and millions of dollars in damage. Hard-hit areas of Florida's Panhandle, Georgia and North and SC continue to recover from the impacts of Florence and Michael.

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