Tropical disturbance? Still disorganized, but now it's "Potential Tropical Cyclone 9"

Chris Miller
September 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm

The National Hurricane Center has dubbed the tropical rain system over the southern half of the Bahamas as "Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine." It has not developed any closed circulation for forecasts to lock in on, though. Forecasters also note that winds within the system are not all that strong.

Nevertheless, it has a high likelihood of development over the next few days.

"Surface pressures remain low and environmental conditions are favorable for a tropical depression or tropical storm to form within the next day or two as the system moves toward the northwest at 5 to 10 mph through the northwestern Bahamas and toward the Florida Peninsula," said Senior Hurricane Specialist Lixion Avila. "Interests in the central and northwestern Bahamas as well as Florida should monitor the progress of this disturbance."

So what does this mean for our weather? WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford says it appears this system will miss us.

"At this point, it does look like models will be taking it to the east of our area," Alexandra said. "That may leave us with an actually mostly dry weekend. Still something to watch, for sure."

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