By Caribbean News Now contributor
MIAMI, USA — On Monday, Tropical Storm Florence continued to move west-northwest across the central tropical Atlantic near 16 mph (26 km/h) with its forecast track heading in the general direction of Bermuda.
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, a westward to west-northwestward motion is expected to continue through Thursday morning. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening was expected later Monday, followed by a slow weakening trend starting on Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the centre.
Meanwhile, a tropical wave located more than 400 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some slow development of this disturbance is possible during the next several days while the system moves westward to west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic.
The chance of a tropical cyclone forming during the next five days is estimated to be medium (40 percent).