The Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic basin may come alive in several days
Updated: May 16, 2022 12:53 PM EDT
While the calendar shows that it is the middle of May, waters that are warmer than average may yield yet another pre-season tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin. Should several factors come together to initiate a storm, this would become the sixth year in a row with development taking place prior to the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, currently set to begin on June 1.
The area of interest will be in the western Caribbean later this week into the following weekend. A tropical wave currently near the Lesser Antilles is forecast to interact with a brewing disturbance near Central America, and how these features interact will dictate the potential for development.
Elsewhere, development is not expected over the next 7-10 days.