Models Taking Tropical System Near East Coast

(WLTX) - A disturbance north of the Virgin Islands remains poorly organized Friday. However, slow development of this system is possible over the next couple of days.

Presently, the National Hurricane Center gives this system a 80% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

Computers models still disagree on the future track of the system. The system may be impacted by interactions with the Greater Antilles. Intensity forecasts are a bit uncertain this far out, but it is likely to be at least a tropical storm.

News19 Chief Meteorologist Jim Gandy says that "the models have the system re-curving north into the Atlantic before it reaches the central Bahamas. This has been typical of hurricanes this season. There is still a lot of uncertainty on the forecast track and strength of this system. It still requires a close watch through the weekend."

A hurricane reconnaissance plane is scheduled to fly into the system this afternoon.


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