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Tropical Outlook 7/19/20 - 7/24/20

Tropical Outlook 7/19/20 - 7/24/20
Posted at 11:38 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 22:35:32-04

THURSDAY

Tropical Depression #8 will become Tropical Storm Hanna by Friday as it heads toward Texas. Tropical Storm Gonzalo will move westward toward the Windward Islands and could approach the islands as a minimal hurricane before weakening later this weekend as it moves into the Caribbean. A new tropical wave has emerged off the African Coast and will track west through next week, where conditions will become more favorable for further development.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

WEDNESDAY

invest 91L in the Gulf will likely become a tropical depression soon as it heads west. It is showing more organization tonight and could pose a problem for Texas later this week or this weekend with locally heavy rainfall. Gonzalo continues moving west toward the Windward Islands with winds at 60 mph as of 11 PM Wednesday. It will likely strengthen more in the next day or so before weakening as it heads deeper into the Caribbean.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

TUESDAY

NHC is focusing on two areas of possible development. The first is a tropical wave that is bringing South Florida some rain today. This wave has a MEDIUM chance for development as it moves into the Gulf by mid to late week. It will head toward Texas where some slow development may occur as conditions become more favorable.

The second is a tropical wave, likely to become a depression or tropical storm soon near 40° W longitude, or just east of the Lesser Antilles a few hundred miles. This wave looks very impressive on satellite, with thunderstorms and a well-defined rotation. NHC has chances at HIGH for this to develop into a tropical depression or storm later Tuesday or Wednesday. If development does occur with either storm, we will update the latest accordingly.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

MONDAY

NHC is monitoring the tropical wave over the Caribbean and another wave well into the Atlantic near 37° W. This wave has a 10% chance for development in 5 days, while the Caribbean wave maintains a 20% chance for development in 5 days as it heads west. The wave as it bypasses Florida on Tuesday will bring an increase in winds and a slightly higher chance for showers and storms. Another wave just off the Texas coast has a low chance for development as it hangs out off the Texas coast through Tuesday.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

SUNDAY

We are monitoring a tropical wave near Hispaniola that is moving west. This system as a 20% chance for development in 5 days as it heads into the Gulf. Conditions by then will become more conducive for further development as it tracks toward the Texas coast.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

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