Two tropical disturbances brewing in the Tropics were given greater odds of swirling into tropical cyclones next week, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said Saturday.
Satellite data and surface observations indicated that a broad low-pressure area had formed over the Gulf of Honduras, and the associated precipitation activity was showing signs of organization. This system is going to continue to strengthen over the next few days.
Computer model forecasts are very shaky at this time, but it appears South Florida will not have any concerns with this system. Regardless of the eventual track, the system will send abundant tropical moisture up into Alabama and Georgia, leaving us with ample opportunity for daily showers and thunderstorms.
Tropical Storm Bret has formed in the Atlantic, but that isn't the storm now brewing that might impact South Carolina's weather.
The odds are still increasing that a tropical depression or storm will form in the Gulf of Mexico next week.
Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Windward Islands.
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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area on Tuesday.
The disturbance is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the northeastern Venezuela on Monday night and Tuesday. Another system to the east may beat it and become a named storm later today.
Two areas of potential development are being watched by the National Hurricane Center.
Some strengthening is expected, the hurricane center said, and the system could become Tropical Storm Bret tonight when it is expected to move through the islands.