Posted: Aug 20, 2020 / 01:55 PM EDTUpdated: Aug 20, 2020 / 09:56 PM EDT
A tropical depression in the Atlantic is becoming Tropical Storm Laura (or Marco if the depression near Nicaragua reaches tropical storm status first) and will likely become a hurricane. The anticipated path of the storm is through the Bahama Islands and toward Florida and the U.S. Here’s the latest track:
Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for the Virgin Islands. The center or eye of the storm is (as I type this) forecast to stay just north of Puerto Rico, Hispanola and Cuba. Here’s the Public Advisory and Forecast Discussion on Laura.
A second tropical depression will become a tropical storm and get a name as it pass along the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. It’ll also pass through the Yucatan Peninsula, giving a strormy day to Cancun and Cozumel. Then, it continues north-northwest into Texas as a tropical storm or weak hurricane. The biggest threat appears to be heavy rain and flooding.