Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms

Olive Hawkins
September 14, 2018

Given the lack of deep convection to sustain the cyclone, continual gradual weakening is expected.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe, while watches were in effect for Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, and Saba and St. Eustatius. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area on Thursday.

Rain projections also increased, with some locations along the North Carolina coast now expected to get up to 40 inches.

It's a detail that almost got lost among all the wind, rain and storm surge data sent out by the National Hurricane Center on Wednesday. A Category 4 hurricane at its strongest, Olivia spent about a week swishing around in the Pacific Ocean without making landfall before it weakened into a tropical storm.

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Isaac is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour, and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected for the next few days.

Isaac was a hurricane Sunday night but downgraded when maximum sustained winds fell below 74 miles per hour.

RTE reports that the National Hurricane Centre in the United States said that the weather event will be packing wind speeds of 140km/h, but that by the time it reaches the UK and Ireland, it won't be as severe as it has been elsewhere.

The agency is also monitoring a tropical disturbance that has a 60 percent chance of forming a tropical storm.

"Cloudiness and showers associated with a trough of low pressure over the south-central Gulf of Mexico have decreased since yesterday and the Air Force reconnaissance plane scheduled to investigate the system for today will likely be canceled", said the NHC on September 12. Regardless of whether a system forms, they say heavy rain and gusty winds are likely along the Texas and Louisiana coast later this week.

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