- It is expected that a large area of low pressure will form in the southwestern Caribbean.
- This drop may slowly turn into a tropical depression by the end of this week.
- Heavy rains can affect Central America regardless of whether the storm turns into a tropical depression.
A depression or another tropical storm could form in the southwestern Caribbean by the end of this week, just days after Hurricane Iota struck Central America.
The computer model prediction guidelines indicate that a large area of low pressure may develop in the southwestern Caribbean in the next two days. If this wider depression could combine into a well-defined center of rotation with an interconnected shower and thunderstorm activity, then a tropical depression could form.
For now, the National Hurricane Center says there is little chance of a tropical depression.
This low pressure system will be slowly directed west toward Central America.
Heavy downpours from this depression may affect regions from Nicaragua to Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia – whether it becomes a tropical depression, stormy or not – before moving to Central America. Flash floods are likely in some of these areas over the next several days.
If this system were to condense in a tropical storm, it would be given the name Kappa.
The Atlantic has already produced 30 specific storms in 2020, breaking the previous record of 28 storms in 2005.
Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30th. However, storms sometimes formed after that date.
The 2005 season produced a storm of its last name, Zeta, at the end of December. Then Zeta continued for the first few days of January 2006.
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