We just cannot say for sure when the next monster hurricane after Dorian will pop up in the Atlantic. The destructive Category 5 hurricane that struck the Bahamas and portions of the United States of America had already transitioned into an extratropical low pressure system and is now lingering in the polar latitudes. However, per the latest weather outlook for the next seven days, we might be looking at potential threats down the road that we should be closely monitoring as early as now.
At this point, it is not set in stone whether the brewing tropical disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean will develop into something as intense as Dorian and threaten landmass. However, noting how Dorian started out as a weak tropical cyclone with no prospects of developing into a major hurricane, this new area of interest in the tropics bears watching.
Could Humberto Come Next In The Coming Days?
The National Weather Service (NWS) is currently monitoring an area of interest, namely Invest 94L, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This tropical disturbance emerged as a tropical wave from Africa last week, and since then, this system appears to be gathering steam as it traverses the open water. Invest 94L is given at least ten percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours. However, when we talk about five to seven days time, there is growing chance that Invest 94L will eventually become a tropical depression, and then a tropical storm. When the latter happens, the storm will be called Humberto.
Top performing global model forecasting tools hint that Invest 94L will encounter more favorable atmospheric conditions and warmer sea surface temperature as it nears the Caribbean. It is possible that the system will start significant consolidation in the same spot where Dorian grew into a hurricane two weeks ago. Take note, however, that NWS has this system covered, and if there will be any developments regarding this potential storm, the agency will give helpful updates right away so we all need to tune in to their warnings.
Dorian Relief Campaign Still Rolling As Hurricane Season Is Just Starting To Unfold
We have yet to reach the climatological peak of the Atlantic Season, so it is not surprising to see more tropical activity until November, which is unfortunate since many places are still reeling from the destruction brought by Hurricane Dorian, especially the Bahamas. If there is any positive effect that Dorian has caused, it is the people channelling their grief and anxiety through helping their fellow victims of the hurricane.
Hurricanes are naturally-occurring, and there is little we can do to stop them from developing and knocking to our doors. If only there is a heightened security system like Ring vs Skybell which can protect us from any threats.