DISCUSSION: While Hurricane Nicole looms in the northern Atlantic Ocean, a new tropical disturbance develops off the southeast coast of the Bahamas. According to the National Hurricane Center, the system was observed as an unsettled area of low pressure containing distinctive cloud coverage and disorganized thunderstorms. For the next 5 days, there remains a 60% possibility for the disturbance to develop into a tropical cyclone as it continues to interact with warm tropical waters. If upper-level wind shear provides a conducive environment which supports tropical cyclone formation, then the 15th Atlantic storm would be named Tropical Storm Otto. In the meantime, storm activity will continue to be monitored throughout the remainder of the week. To learn more about other interesting weather content from across North America, be sure to click here!
~Weather Forecaster Aisha Murphy