Tracking the Tropics
LOW PRESSURE CLOSEST TO THE CAROLINAS
We are still watching a disturbance located about 400 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center is giving this area of disorganized shower activity a low development chance, however, further development cannot be ruled out at this time. Development or not, the Charlotte area will see increasing rain through the remainder of the week.
TROPICAL STORM PAULETTE
Paulette will continue to battle increasing wind shear which will stop further strengthening over the next 5 days. Paulette is in the middle of the Atlantic ocean so it is no threat to land over the next 5 days. Most computer models show Paulette curving out to sea, but that is not a guarantee so we will continue to monitor this closely.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION RENE
Intensity has been fluctuating with Rene, but this depression is expected to regain Tropical Storm strength by the end of the day Wednesday. Rene is forecast to move through favorable conditions, therefore, the National Hurricane Center is showing the possibility of Hurricane strength by the end of the week.
A tropical wave is forecast to move off the coast of Africa over the next couple of days. Gradual development is possible once this wave moves over water. Stay with the WCCB weather team for updates!