TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The National Hurricane Center announced it is now tracking five tropical different disturbances in the Atlantic.
The NHC’s 2 p.m. advisory said an area of storm activity in the east tropical Atlantic had a 70% chance of development within the next two days.
The NHC also announced Tropical Depression Six developed in the middle of the tropical Atlantic Sunday afternoon.
According to the NHC, Tropical Depression Six developed about 850 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands but is expected to be “short-lived” and weaken by early next week.
“Tropical Depression Six will be short-lived as strong wind shear will tear this apart by Monday. TD Six will not impact any land areas as it moved westward before dissipating early next week,” Max Defender 8 meteorologist Eric Stone said.
“We are watching several disturbances in the Atlantic,” Stone said. “The far eastern wave has the best chance to become a tropical depression over the next day or so with a lesser chance regarding the other disturbances.”
The fifth disturbance popped up just off the west coast of Africa Saturday afternoon and has a 20 percent chance of development in the next week.
Two of the other disturbances have medium chances of development in the next 48 hours. One near the Gulf is said to have a low chance for the next two days.
“Model plots take the Atlantic disturbances far from Florida, but the disturbance just east of south Florida will move over the state and bring showers and storms Sunday along with breezy conditions before it moves in the Gulf of Mexico,” Stone said. “Once it reaches the western Gulf it could become a depression as it moves toward Texas next week.”
If any system gains enough strength to become a tropical storm, it will take the name Emily.