Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 expected to become tropical storm Tuesday or Wednesday

Tracking the Tropics

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A strong, but disorganized, tropical disturbance is heading toward the Lesser Antilles and may become a tropical storm on Tuesday or Wednesday.

“Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected across the Antilles beginning later Tuesday and lasting into the middle of the week,” said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Josh Marthers. “The disturbance, or likely depression, will then head northwest toward Puerto Rico and Hispanola.”

The disturbance is then expected to turn north and could approach the east coast of the United States next week.

While the storm track may look concerning right now, it has not even formed yet.

There is still a lot of uncertainty in the eventual track, how much it will intensify, or even hold itself together.

“It’s too early to say this is a direct threat to the United States,” added Marthers. “The degree of the threat really hinges on its intensity and we aren’t even sure what this will look like 3 or 4 days from now, let alone 7 days from now. I don’t think I would be getting too nervous just yet.”

The next named storm will be Isaias. Storm Team 2 will continue to monitor the progress of the disturbance.

TRACKING THE TROPICS | Track this storm on the Tracking the Tropics page and prepare for the season with the Storm Team 2 Hurricane Ready Guide.

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