Tracking the Tropics
POSTED: Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 5:22pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 8:46pm
StormTracker33 — Tropical Storm Nate located in the Bay of Campeche, southern Gulf, is stronger today with max winds now at 65mph and gusts to 80mph. Nate is moving west at 6mph and is forecast to continue moving towards the central coast of Mexico. Nate could become a Hurricane before making landfall. Very heavy rain will likely cause flash flooding and deadly mudslides as Nate dissipates over the mountains of central Mexico.
Tropical Storm Maria remains weak with max winds of 45mph with higher gusts. The storm is moving northwest at 14mph and forecasted to continue with a gradual turn towards the north then northeast. Maria is located northeast of the Leeward Islands, heavy rain and strong winds will continue tonight. Tropical Storm Maria is forecast to strengthen some as it moves over the open Atlantic. Maria is not expected to impact the U.S.
A Tropical Wave moving west located about 1100 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing a large area of disorganized showers and storms. Conditions appear favorable for some slow development of the wave during the next couple of days as it moves west at about 15mph.