ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on two systems in the Atlantic, each of which has a chance to become the next tropical storm of the 2019 hurricane season.
If either system develops into a tropical storm, it would don the name “Humberto.”
The farther of the two systems has a 70 percent chance of tropical maturity over the next five days as it drifts west into environmentally friendly conditions encouraging development.
The low-pressure system is located near the southern Cabo Verde Islands. Early tracking models show the system following a similar path to Hurricane Dorian’s Florida-coastal journey, according to the NHC.
The closer of the two systems is several hundred miles off the coast of Leeward Islands and is moving slowly northwest in the direction of Florida, the NHC said.
The system has a 10 percent chance of development over the next two to five days, the NHC said.
Several other systems are being tracked by the NHC, including now Category 1 Hurricane Dorian as it continues its northeastern path up the United States.
The NHC stopped tracking a third tropical disturbance closer to Bermuda Friday morning, and Tropical Storm Gabrielle in the mid-Atlantic is believed to not affect the country.
— The Orlando Sentinel