National Hurricane Center Tracking Two More Tropical Disturbances

ORLANDO, Fla. – As the official peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, September 10th has brought attention to four systems currently active in the tropics. Among these, Hurricane Lee stands out as the main focus, having regained major hurricane strength. Sunday evening reports confirmed sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, with the hurricane positioned approximately 285 miles north northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

Weather forecasts suggest that Hurricane Lee will continue to strengthen throughout the coming week, with a tight northward turn expected by Wednesday. Despite its distance of over 700 miles from the Florida coast, marine conditions along Florida waters are anticipated to worsen. The week ahead holds a high risk of rip currents, along with rough surf and choppy seas, creating safety hazards.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Margot, currently sustaining winds of 45 miles per hour, is projected to become a hurricane on Monday. However, models indicate that Margot will remain far out in the middle of the Atlantic, posing no threat to any land areas.

Two other areas near the west coast of Africa have also garnered attention from the National Hurricane Center. One area consists of a weak low-pressure system near the Cabo Verde Islands, which is currently disorganized. However, the system is expected to merge with a larger tropical wave to the east over the next couple of days. While there is only a 10% chance of this area developing on its own, the combined system has a medium, 50% chance of development within the next seven days. This possibility increases as it moves into a more favorable environment later in the week.

Looking ahead, the next named storm of the season will be Nigel. As the Atlantic hurricane season reaches its peak, experts advise remaining vigilant and prepared for any upcoming tropical developments.

– “ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 10 marks the official peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, and to commemorate the day, we are tracking four systems in the tropics.” (source: WKMG ClickOrlando)
– “The headliner of the week continues to be Hurricane Lee, which has regained major hurricane strength.” (source: WKMG ClickOrlando)
– “Even though Lee will remain more than 700 miles off the Florida coast, deteriorating marine conditions are expected throughout the week.” (source: WKMG ClickOrlando)
– “Tropical Storm Margot has sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.” (source: WKMG ClickOrlando)
– “Further east, the National Hurricane Center is highlighting two areas near the west coast of Africa.” (source: WKMG ClickOrlando)
– “One weak area of low pressure, located a few hundred miles from the Cabo Verde Islands, remains unorganized and is forecasted to merge with a larger tropical wave to the east in the next couple of days.” (source: WKMG ClickOrlando)
– “The previously mentioned tropical wave has a medium, 50% chance of developing in the next seven days as it will move into a more conducive environment later this week.” (source: WKMG ClickOrlando)
– “The next named storm on the season is Nigel.” (source: WKMG ClickOrlando)

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