Late-Season Tropical Storm Sebastien Develops Off Caribbean’s Leeward Islands

The 19th named storm of the 2019 hurricane season, Tropical Storm Sebastien, formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasts that “some slight strengthening is possible over the next day or so.”

The NHC also said an oncoming cold front may overtake Sebastien in the coming days. Sebastien is almost 300 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. According to the Weather Channel, the cyclone will veer off into the Atlantic and not hit land.

Sebastien had been monitored earlier. “A disturbance over the central Atlantic has a medium chance of developing into a tropical or subtropical cyclone during the next couple of days while it moves northwestward and then northward over the open Atlantic,” a tweet from the NHC said on Monday. An earlier tweet indicated that the NHC was monitoring the storm’s development starting on Sunday.

The NHC pointed out that there is little room for greater intensity because of the dry air and changing wind speeds surrounding the storm. Still, some surrounding low pressure may cause the storm to strengthen a bit.Read More…

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