UPDATE: Potential Tropical Cyclone 1,
UPDATE – 6/2/22 – 4:49 PM
The National Hurricane Center has provided an update. We are officially expecting a tropical cyclone.
“ONE” is expected to present Southeast Florida with 35MPH sustained winds.
As Boca Post previously reported, expect heavy rains from Friday through Saturday. Flash flooding is a possibility.
Tropical storm conditions will exist for the Florida Keys on Saturday. Boca Raton and the surrounding areas will remain in a Tropical Storm watch.
Originally reported by Boca Post
BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Boca Post has been told by the National Hurricane Center that “Disturbance 1” now has an 80% chance of cyclone formation, meaning, it could develop into a tropical storm or even a hurricane.
2 AM update provided by the National Hurricane Center:
1. Near the Yucatan Peninsula and Southeastern Gulf of Mexico: A broad area of low pressure located near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and Yucatan Peninsula. Despite strong upper-level winds, this system is likely to become a tropical depression or tropical storm while it moves slowly northeastward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico during the next day or two. Interests in western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida Peninsula should monitor the progress of this system, and tropical storm watches or warnings could be required for some of these areas later today.
Regardless of development, areas of heavy rainfall are likely across portions of the Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba during the next day or so, spreading across southern and central Florida and the Florida Keys Friday and Friday night, and the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday. These heavy rains could cause scattered to numerous flash floods across South Florida and the Florida Keys.
- Formation chance through 48 hours…high…80 percent.
- Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent.
2. Southwestern Atlantic:
A weak surface trough located about 150 miles northeast of the northwestern Bahamas is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms. Upper-level winds appear too strong for the significant development of this system while it moves northeastward at 5 to 10 mph over the southwestern Atlantic during the next couple of days.
- Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent.
- Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent.
This first storm comes just as the Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1st, 2022. If this storm becomes a named storm, it will be named Alex.