Hurricane season is heating up as we head into October. A tropical storm in the Caribbean could hit the Carolinas next week.
There are several storms facing potential hurricane strength that could pose a danger to the U.S. One of those storms is developing in the Caribbean according to the National Hurricane Center.
Early forecast models have the system gaining hurricane strength and approaching the Gulf Coast during the middle of next week. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 90% chance to grow into a tropical storm. As the track of this storm becomes more clear, there’s a chance it hits the Carolinas.
5am AST 23 September--Tropical Depression Nine (#TD9) has formed in the central Caribbean this morning.— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 23, 2022
The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters (@53rdWRS) will be investigating it later this morning to determine its latest structure & intensity.
Latest: https://t.co/sH2UrRpy71 pic.twitter.com/ErcYivwGMv
This comes after Hurricane Fiona battered Puerto Rico for days.
Incredible photo and significant wave height time series from Saildrone in Hurricane Fiona. Significant wave heights near 50 ft were recorded. pic.twitter.com/l6PQmgNoNm— NHC_TAFB (@NHC_TAFB) September 22, 2022
Hurricane Fiona, is expected to be a problem for Canada. Fiona is throwing around 50-foot waves! It’s rare for Canada to see a serious hurricane.
This tropical storm in the Caribbean could hit the Carolinas next week! Stay weather aware!