Eye on the Tropics

50% chance that Central Atlantic system could develop into subtropical cyclone

Update: The chance of the low-pressure in the Central Atlantic developing into a subtropical system is now at 50%, Channel 9 meteorologist George Waldenberger said.

Update: Low-pressure in the Central Atlantic is producing disorganized showers and storms that has a 40% chance of developing into a subtropical system, Channel 9 certified meteorologist George Waldenberger said.

While no threat to Florida, there is a chance it could get a name. The next name on the list is Owen.

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There’s only a brief window of time for development of a couple of days before conditions become unfavorable again.

While tropical systems in December are rare, they’re not unheard of. There have been eight named December tropical systems in the Atlantic since 1998 with 2003 and 2005 each producing two.

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Read our earlier coverage below:

There’s a 40% chance that a system in the Central Atlantic could develop into a subtropical cyclone.

Channel 9 meteorologist Rusty McCranie said right now, the area of low pressure is producing disorganized showers and storms.


He said as it drifts northeast over the next few days, the system could acquire subtropical characteristics. But by the end of the week, the system is forecast to move into cooler waters, ending its chance of developing further.

McCranie said the system will not impact Florida or the U.S. East Coast.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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