HOUSTON – Just consider this a heads up, but the social media universe is all a-twitter over that yellow X in the middle of the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 40% chance to develop tropically over the next 5 days. You can see a pretty good cloud area at the top right of this satellite pic:
And if you follow the NHC’s guidance, then there is the chance the system drifts into warmer water the next two days and that is what gives it the opportunity to become a subtropical low:
Saying all that, both the NHC and the GFS Model (American Model) have this system being picked up by a hostile front and moving away to the northeast. Here’s the GFS:
So no worries, but a heads up that the season is already flaring up and it isn’t even June 1st! Incidentally, the official NOAA Hurricane Season Forecast for 2021 comes out tomorrow, May 20. I expect that they’ll predict a busy season like everyone else, but we’ll pass it on to you as soon as we get it!