Two of three budding tropical systems in the Atlantic will approach the Caribbean, Central America and the United States in the coming days.
The legacy of 1992’s Hurricane Andrew, the most recent Category 5 storm to devastate the United States, serves as a stark reminder of nature’s capability to destroy and forever change lives.
It’s now the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic basin and with that comes the threat of an active September and the possibility of activity in October and beyond.
In the wake of Gert, a large batch of thunderstorms over the central Atlantic has potential to spawn a tropical depression and storm this week.
Hurricane Gert is now at Category 2 strength and will create dangerous seas and surf along the East Coast of the United States into Thursday.
Mexico was hit twice by the same system this week while tornadoes tore through Oklahoma and injured dozens.
A batch of thunderstorms along the east coast of Florida has the potential to develop into a tropical system and unleash heavy rainfall and raise seas to end the week.
A batch of thunderstorms of interest over the central Atlantic, dubbed 99L, has the potential to develop and travel into waters near the United States next week.