Watching Tropical Storm ETA Closely for Potential US Impacts

The weather will improve Tuesday through Friday as high pressure takes control over the eastern United States. Temperatures will moderate while all eyes will turn to the Caribbean Sea as some of the ensemble forecast models are indicating that Tropical Storm ETA may get pulled northward towards Cuba or into the Florida Strait late week.  The image below is from the latest European Ensemble Prediction System (EPS), courtesy WxBell.

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First Tropical Depression of Season May Develop off of Southeast Coast

The potential impacts to the weather next week across the Mid-Atlantic continues to get more interesting with the National Hurricane Center watching a disturbance (red X in the image below) located just off of the South Florida coast.  This system may become a tropical depression (or sub-tropical depression) later today or tonight with the potential for further strengthening into a tropical storm before it moves northeast up the Mid-Atlantic coastline Tuesday into Wednesday.

Depending upon how this system interacts with an upper-level “cut-off” low pressure system moving eastward out of the Ohio and Tennessee valleys during the upcoming week will determine whether there are any direct impacts along the coast and how much rain falls inland across the Mid-Atlantic.

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