Tropical Storm Chantal Forms Over The Far North Atlantic

Clay Curtis
August 22, 2019

The National Hurricane Center's 7:45 a.m. August 21, 2019 advisory on a system of disturbed weather over the Bahamas.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave in the Caribbean that could be a rain maker for South Florida.

Currently, the disturbance is bringing disorganized showers and thunderstorms to the Bahamas.

- The third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has formed, and it does not pose any threat to the USA, according to meteorologists.

It's due to remain a weak tropical storm through Friday, then make a loop in the North Atlantic over the weekend and fizzle out, forecasters predict. Formation chance through 48 hours - 0 percent.

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National Hurricane Center's 7:45 a.m. August 21, 2019 advisory on Tropical Storm Chantal, which is near Nova Scotia.

So what does this mean for South Florida?

"It appears the most prudent forecast for Acadiana will be for rain accumulations between Friday and Saturday inclusive, to be in the 3-6" range.but isolated higher amounts will be quite possible.

As of now none of the tropical models are forecasting a rapid intensification of the system should it actually form.

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