Alexandra Cranford / WWL Eyewitness News Forecast Team
A weekly discussion of the tropics from the Eyewitness News Forecast Team
We’ve got a calm week ahead in the tropics. As we transition into November, the potential for tropical storms will continue to slide downward.
No development is expected, but when you look at satellite imagery, you’ll notice the Atlantic Basin is not completely clear.
In the west, you’ll see some moisture along a trough of low pressure and a weak wave near the Caribbean Sea. The wave will slide across the Caribbean through the end of the week, but it won’t be able to strengthen into anything.
To the east, some showers are hanging around an old stationary front in the western Atlantic. The front will dissolve in the first part of the week, and showers should subside as high pressure takes over.
How about the Gulf of Mexico? Things look really quiet there. Dry air and surface ridging will keep fair weather going for the next few days.
This time last year, we were closely watching the tropics as Hurricane Sandy took shape. Sandy strengthened into a Category 2 storm with max winds of 95 mph before it made landfall on the evening of October 29 in New Jersey.
Luckily, no late-season storm is brewing out there this time around. And models keep things calm for the next week (at least).
Check back next week for your Talkin' Tropics discussion. Every week, we'll post a fresh tropics forecast for the week ahead.