He Invest 94Lan area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean that could affect Puerto Rico during the next few days, begins to have a better defined center of circulation while increasing the probability of additional development.
The center of circulation is what gives these subtropical systems a cyclonic movement and elevates them to the rank of tropical depression, which, consequently, could evolve into a tropical storm or even a hurricane.
In the 2:00 pm bulletin, the National Hurricane Center (CNH) indicated that Invest 94L was about 700 miles east of the Windward Islands.
“Rain and thunderstorm activity is becoming better organized and satellite data indicates that the system is already producing tropical storm force winds.”read the newsletter.
According to the CNH, This system is expected to become a tropical storm on Wednesday afternoon or evening, as it continues to move west-northwest toward the Lesser Antilles..
If it becomes a tropical storm, the CNH would begin to issue warnings related to this system for the islands that it could affect.
“Even if it does not develop, this system has the potential to bring gusty winds, heavy rain and flooding to portions of the Lesser Antilles beginning on Friday.”read the NHC bulletin.
On this Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service (SNM) reported that they are monitoring Invest 94L and its potential development as tropical depression number 20, which could happen between today and early tomorrow morning, Thursday.
According to the meteorologist of that federal agency, Glorianne Rivera, it is still too early to determine an exact trajectory or any direct or indirect effect that the island could receive. However, he pointed out that, if it affected Puerto Rico, “it would be passing northeast of our area” and would bring with it a rain event.
A more accurate scenario will be obtained when the system has better organization, and as it approaches Caribbean waters.