The frenzy of tropical activity that took place in September is not the last that we will see this hurricane season, and there are still prospects for direct impacts on the United States.
Even though mid-August to mid-September is typically the most active part of the season, a secondary peak in activity usually occurs around mid-October.
Already, we already have several tropical systems on the horizon that will keep the season going in full swing over the next few weeks.
A secondary peak in tropical activity during the Atlantic Hurricane Season typically occurs around mid-October.
In fact, one system is already starting to brew in the Caribbean. An area of low pressure currently bringing heavy rain and the threat for flooding to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the northern Leeward Islands is expected to develop into Otto soon.
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center reports that this development is most likely to take place once the low moves north of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola tonight into Wednesday.
While the system will affect Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and northern Leeward Islands with localized flooding rain this week, it will fortunately head northeastward across the Atlantic, away from land, toward the end of the week.
After Otto will come prospects for Paula to form over the western Caribbean early next week. Some computer models are hinting that this system could then curve north-northeastward toward Florida or the Bahamas near the end of next week.
Thereafter, AccuWeather.com Chief Hurricane Expert Joe Bastardi expects the focus of late-season tropical development to shift from the Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico during the third week of October.
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