Potential tropical system could develop in southwestern Caribbean Sea
After a brief pause of activity in the tropics late in the hurricane season, forecasters are now watching for a possible system to develop in the southwestern Caribbean Sea.
The National Hurricane Center said Thursday night that a broad area of low pressure could form by the middle of next week and slowly develop as it moves over the southwestern Caribbean.
As of 7 p.m. Thursday, forecasters gave the system low odds of developing in the next two to seven days.
There have been 19 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season, seven of which were hurricanes. Three of them were major hurricanes, meaning at least a Category 3.
The next storm would be Vince. Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.