Two US Hunter Storm US aircraft are scheduled to investigate this system on Sunday to determine how organized the storm is and whether it is increasing or not.
Rip current will be a major concern in the short term for the northeastern Florida region through the North Carolina coast.
“Interest near the coast of North Carolina must monitor the development of this system, because it can produce strong winds and heavy rain there on Monday,” said the National Hurricane Center. Currently, tropical storm warnings apply from Surf City to Duck, North Carolina. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the next 36 hours.
We also monitor the frontal system that runs from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast which brings floods and severe storms to these areas because when this system tracks east, it will also begin to interact with Tropical Storm Arthur.
“Arthur can be pushed into the sea, or Arthur can be enveloped by the frontal system and basically join him,” explained Haley Brink, a CNN meteorologist.
“Depending on how fast this frontal system moves east can help push Arthur out to sea and farther from the US. However, there is also a high-pressure system to the north that can affect Arthur’s steering, possibly taking him further inland.”
Warm Stream Bay Waters
At present, the storm is at an unfavorable water temperature for great intensification. However, when moving across the relatively warm Gulf waters, a narrow window will be provided to strengthen the storm. Sea surface temperatures continue to stay above average across the Atlantic – except for the cooler North Atlantic.
The tropics are heating up all over the world
The Pacific Ocean region also has an interesting start to their tropical season.
On April 25, Tropical Depression One-E formed in the southern Baja California region, marking the first tropical depression recorded in April for the East Pacific Ocean.