Severe Weather Blog

Hurricane center watching two far-off waves

Right on schedule, the tropics are heating up.

Forecasters at The National Hurricane Center are keeping their eyes on two tropical waves rolling off Africa. One has a medium chance of developing into something more serious over the next five days and another right behind has a low chance.

It’s way too soon to tell what, if any, threat they may pose to land. On the current projected path, the Windward Islands could potentially see some effects toward the middle of next week if the first system, moving westward at 15 miles per hour, becomes a tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Fiona, meanwhile, continued churning on a path that could take it near Bermuda by the middle of next week. Forecasters expect the storm, with winds at 45 mph, to gradually weaken into a tropical depression over the next few days.

Hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, typically ramps up in late August, with September the month of peak activity.