Tropical disturbances detected in the Atlantic

Tropical disturbances detected in the Atlantic

Tropical disturbances detected in the Atlantic

Hurricane experts are monitoring four tropical disturbances in the Atlantic that have a chance to become a depression or storm. There could be a gradual development where the waves transform to a tropical depression early next week as they move west over the Atlantic.

The closest one to Florida is a low that is expected to form near the southeastern Bahamas in the next few days with a 30 percent chance of formation by next week. Gradual development is possible as it moves northwest across the Atlantic. It’s still unclear what impact if any it will have on the Sunshine State.

The Gulf disturbance was near Veracruz, Mexico, and producing showers and thunderstorms, the National Hurricane Center said. It was expected to drift northwest and north along the Mexican over the next couple of days, forecasters said.

They gave it a 70% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression by Monday and an 80% chance by Thursday if it stays over water. Regardless of strengthening, Louisiana and Texas might receive heavy rain.

People in the Canadian Atlantic coast province of Newfoundland woke up Saturday to streets littered with branches and debris, torn and tossed around by the ferocious winds of Hurricane Larry.

Larry made landfall as a Category 1 storm just after midnight Friday along the southern coast of the island, bringing sheets of rain and sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 miles) across the Avalon Peninsula, which includes the provincial capital of St. John’s.