TROPICS: Karl could become hurricane this weekComments Off on TROPICS: Karl could become hurricane this week
Tropical Storm Karl is in the Atlantic Ocean, about 930 miles east of the Leeward Islands.
- Karl could strengthen to hurricane by Friday
- Final advisory on Julia issued Sunday night
Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph as it moves west at 15 mph.
Karl is poorly organized but is expected to slowly strengthen this week. It could become a hurricane by Friday.
It is forecast to move toward the northwest later this week as it encounters a weakness in the ridge over the west-central Atlantic.
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Also in the tropics, a broad area of low pressure is located in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. Development is possible this week as it moves northwest toward the central Atlantic Ocean.
The final advisory on Julia was issued Sunday night.
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Remember that the spaghetti model plot does not indicate the strength of a system or even development at all. It only predicts where this broad area of low pressure is expected to go.