Forecasters eye two disturbances, neither immediate threat to Florida

Forecasters were keeping an eye Sunday on two tropical disturbances, one in the Caribbean Sea, the other in the Eastern Atlantic.

And although neither posed an immediate threat to Florida, “this is the time of year we never want to let our guard down,” said Forecaster John Cangialosi at the .

An area of showers and thunderstorms located in the Caribbean east of Central America was showing signs of organization as it moved west-northwestward at 10 to 15 miles an hour, forecasters said.

A tropical depression or storm could form before it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico late Monday or early Tuesday, according to the forecasters. The disturbance posed the greatest potential threat to residents near the coasts of of Honduras, Belize, and the Yucatan Peninsula, forecasters said.

An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance flight is scheduled for Monday, if necessary.

At 8 a.m. Sunday formation chances were 60 percent through the next 48 hours, and 80 percent over the next five days.

In the Atlantic, an area of low pressure located about midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles was described as elongated, with showers and thunderstorms that are not well organized. “Slow development of this system is possible during the next several days while it moves generally west-northwestward across the tropical Atlantic at about 15 mph,” the forecast advisory said.

Storm formation chances were 30 percent through 48 hours, and 50 percent over the next five days.

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