Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tropical Disturbance East of Honduras

The region east of Honduras currently harbors some interesting conditions. There is a broad area of low pressure combined with a tropical wave.  This is resulting in showers and thundershowers.  Conditions for development are expected to improve so this areas bears watching as it moves slowly to the northwest toward the Yucatan.  Coincidentally, this is the same area where Hurricane Mitch formed.  The NHC is giving this system a 30% chance of development into a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

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