Tropics watch: Tropical weather update for Monday, Sept. 1

The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical depression and two tropical waves.

Here’s the latest update from the NHC as of Tuesday, Sept. 1: 

More: Busy Atlantic basin, but TD 15 unlikely to become Nana

What’s out there and where are they? 

1. A tropical wave off North Florida strengthened into Tropical Depression 15 Monday. It was located southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Tuesday morning and was moving away from the coast.

2. Disturbance 1 is a tropical wave moving quickly west across the central Caribbean Sea.

3. Disturbance 2 is a tropical wave expected to emerge off the coast of Africa in a day or so.

How likely are they to strengthen?

1.  Disturbance 1:

  • Formation chance through 48 hours: 80%
  • Formation chance through 5 days: 80%

2. Disturbance 2:

  • Formation chance through 48 hours: 0%
  • Formation chance through 5 days: 40%

Details on Tropical Depression 15 

Although the depression still has a small chance to become a tropical storm later today, no significant changes in strength are expected during the next couple of days. The system could degenerate into a remnant low by Wednesday night.

  • Location: 100 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  • Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph
  • Present movement: northeast at 13 mph

Who is likely to be impacted?

Swells generated by Tropical Depression 15 will continue to affect portions of the Outer Banks of North Carolina through this evening, causing life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

It’s still too early at this time to determine whether Florida will feel the impact from the tropical waves crossing the Atlantic. Forecasters advise all residents to stay informed and be prepared during this very active hurricane season.

Tracking the tropics in real time:

These graphics, which update automatically, show you activity in the tropics in real time:

What’s next?

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