‘Potential Tropical Cyclone 6,’ triggers warnings as it moves across Atlantic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 continues to track two tropical disturbances moving across the Atlantic.

11 p.m. update

Potential Tropical Cyclone 6, soon to be named Fred, is still chugging along toward the Caribbean near Puerto Rico on Tuesday and the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for US/British VI, Puerto Rico and the D.R. Any potential impacts for Florida would be this weekend, Channel 9 meteorologist Tom Terry said.

5:00 p.m. Update:

The National Hurricane Center has called the tropical disturbance as Potential Tropical Cyclone Six for now but could become Tropical Storm Fred soon.

This allows advisories to be issued for islands that will be impacted.


The forecast cone for PTC6 has put Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and U.S. Virgin Islands under tropical storm watches.

1:00 p.m.

Computer models now indicate that a disturbance just east of the Dominican Republic has about a 70% chance to become a depression late Monday.

The possibility of tropical storm conditions increase later in the week as the disturbance heads for Puerto Rico.

Meteorologists say there is plenty of time to monitor the disturbance as tracks west through the week ahead.

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Meteorologists are monitoring two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic.

One system sits about 380 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. The system is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

Weather officials believe the system could develop further over the next few days and it could become a tropical depression.

The storm has a 50% chance of developing further over the next 48 hours and a 60% chance at developing over the next five days.

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Meteorologists are also monitoring disorganized showers and thunderstorms located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Officials said development of the system is becoming less likely over the next few days.

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The storm has a 20% chance at developing further over the next 48 hours and a 30% chance over the next five days.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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