A tropical threat from the Atlantic on the United States and Caribbean islands may increase into next week.
There have been six times the number of named tropical systems in the Eastern Pacific Basin compared to the Atlantic Basin. While the Atlantic will catch up somewhat, the lopsided ratio will continue.
Not since 1999 has the formation of the third named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin occurred past Aug. 18. A train of tropical waves will attempt to fuel such development through the upcoming week.
It has been 10 years since Hurricane Charley ravaged the Florida Gulf coastline in 2004, wreaking havoc on the cities of Ft. Myers, Punta Gorda and Orlando.
Tropical Rainstorm Halong will bring additional rain and locally strong winds to southeast Russia through Tuesday.