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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020. 9:31 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued an update for tropical cyclone activity, including the latest on two named systems.

The first advisory is referencing Tropical Storm Josephine, which is located a couple of hundred miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The NHC said that Josephine has maximum sustained winds around 40 miles per hour, and is projected to bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to parts of the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Isolated minor flooding is possible in Puerto Rico through Monday, August 17.

The second advisory is the last to be issued on Post-Tropical Cyclone Kyle, which was last located about 545 southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph as the storm moved east and away from the U.S. coast at 31 mph. The NHC notes that Kyle has weakened in both strength and forward movement speed.

“Elsewhere over the Atlantic basin on this Sunday morning, a fast-moving tropical wave is located about 850 miles east of the Windward Islands, producing a small area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms,” the NHC said.

The NHC notes that this system is expected to move westward at about 20 mph during the next few days and that fast speed is likely to limit development while the system approaches the Windward and the southern Leeward Islands today and Monday and moves across the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. The system is then expected to move more slowly westward across the central and western Caribbean Sea, and upper-level winds could be conducive for development during the middle to the latter part of this week.

“Another tropical wave is located just west of the coast of Africa, producing a large area of cloudiness and showers. This wave is forecast to move westward at 15 to 20 mph during the next few days, and some development will be possible by the middle to the latter part of the week as environmental conditions become more conducive while the system is over the central tropical Atlantic,” the NHC added.


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