We will have a full post on newly formed Tropical Storm Matthew later this evening. Most recent discussion is below:
Invest 97L is on the cusp of becoming a tropical cyclone and appears poised to impact portions of the Caribbean over the next 7 days. The center may track anywhere in yellow cone in the next 7+ days. Confidence is VERY low in the exact track after 4/5 days due to a complex upper air pattern that's being forecasted in the models.
In a week or so, the center may be anywhere from Central America to The Bahamas. We do think future Matthew will become a hurricane in the Central or Western Caribbean. While there is no immediate threat to FL, the SE U.S. or the Gulf Coast, all interests in those regions should just be aware there is a developing storm and stay up to date with forecasts. Over the next 48 hours, the system will impact the southern Windward Islands as a depression or tropical storm and then later this week impact portions of northern South America. We want to stress that the future. The Hurricane Hunters will fly a mission this afternoon to collect more data and to see if we have a tropical cyclone. The NHC notes a high chance (90%) of development.
Please see our image below for more details on which areas may be in the future path. We will have another update as conditions warrant. Thanks for using Hurricane Tracker.
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