WWLTV PinPoint Forecast Team
We are watching a tropical wave out in the Atlantic Ocean that has been named Invest 96L. It is trying to become better organized today, but it is fighting some wind shear and dry air. However, the NHC is now giving it a medium chance for some development in the next 1-2 days, and a high chance for development in the next 5 days. It remains west of the Caribbean Sea, but is moving west at 12 mph with estimated 30 mph winds. Invest 96 is not an organized system so computer models don't have a real center to grab onto. Therefore, do not rely heavily in the forecast of this disturbance just yet. Models do take whatever it becomes into the Northern Caribbean toward Hispaniola, so we will be watching it very closely. Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to investigate this system tomorrow afternoon, if necessary. Once they get data from Invest 96L, it is then added to the forecast models, and that will give us a little more accurate depiction of how it may evolve. Please keep it tuned to WWL-TV, our social media pages, and this webpage for additional updates as needed.
Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet.
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