Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tropics Heating Up

The National Hurricane Center is still tracking Bertha, now a Tropical Storm.

Check out the forecasted track over the next 5 days.

The storm really has nothing significant to steer it one way or the other so Bertha is just kinda meandering around, being influenced by the sub-tropical high pressure over the Atlantic, the westerlies aloft and an approaching cold front off the east coast.

Hopefully Bertha won't linger too long out there -- because if it does and conditions change, she could eventually be a problem for someone.

Meanwhile, two new areas of disturbed weather are being watched, including one right off the coast of the Carolinas.

An old frontal system is parked off the coast and is stirring up some showers and thunderstorms along with an area of lower pressure.

A third area of unsettled weather is being tracked about 1600 miles east of the islands -- not too far from where Bertha originated. The only difference is this new aera is a bit further south and west, which means if it develops, it would have a better chance of impacting the islands and maybe even areas closer to the US mainland in time.

It should definitely be watched over the next week!

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