Tuesday, September 10, 2013

More Rain for Eastern Guatemala

Three areas of of interest are active in the Atlantic, as shown in the graphic below.  TS Gabrielle is making 35 kt winds and is moving north, so is of no concern to the Caribbean. TS Humberto is almost a hurricane and is strengthening. It's expected to become a hurricane later today. Humberto is moving WNW and could become a dangerous hurricane if it doesn't turn north before reaching the Caribbean.

In the Northwest Caribbean there's a large area of disorganized thunderstorms. This system is moving west and is not expected to develop significantly before reaching the Yucatan Peninsula. After crossing the Yucatan and reaching the Gulf of Mexico, development into a cyclone is probable. While crossing the peninsula, this system should bring rain and thunderstorms to Northern Guatemala, Belize, and the Yucatan.