ORLANDO, Fla. — NOTA EN ESPAÑOL: Trópico hiperactivo: Depresión Tropical 22 se forma sobre el Golfo de Mexico
Invest 90L became better organized and it is not Tropical Depression 22.
This system will stay over the western Gulf of Mexico, moving very slowly through the weekend.
It is likely that this will be the next named storm of the season, and the system will slowly continue to gain strength and become better organized. By Saturday it should be a tropical storm. The next name on the list is Wilfred, and we would have reached the end of the Alphabet. This last happened in 2005.
When this occurs it would have beaten the last time we ran out of letters in the alphabet by about a month.
If any other storms form after, the Greek alphabet will be used.
This system is forecast to move very slowly toward the northeast, coming close to the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday. Most meteorological computer models show a turn to the west on Sunday, which could place this system as a strong tropical storm or hurricane somewhere along southern Texas or northeastern Mexico early next week.
Hurricane Teddy is intensifying as it moves over the central Atlantic. It is now a major category 3 hurricane. This is an extensive and powerful hurricane that could impact Bermuda early next week.
If this materializes this will be the second hurricane that strikes Bermuda this month. The first one was category 2 hurricane Paulette.
In 2014, Bermuda was affected by back-to-back hurricanes, 6 days apart: Fay and Gonzalo.
A tropical wave located south-southwest of Cabo Verde Islands could develop into a tropical system, but conditions will be turning less favorable during the weekend as wind shear will increase in this area. Either way, this disturbance is not likely to affect land.
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