Tropical Update – October 19, 2020

Another named storm in the Atalntic

Our latest look at the Tropics shows the Eastern Pacific staying quiet while we’re watching a few areas in the Atlantic Basin. Today, we saw our 26th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season develop southeast of Bermuda. Tropical Storm Epsilon was located 730 miles southeast of the island of Bermuda with sustained wind speeds of 45 mph. While the latest observation has it stationary, it’ll start working the northwest on Tuesday and start nearing the island of Bermuda by the start of the weekend. With the environment allowing this to become a hurricane by Wednesday, we’ll keep an eye on it and see how close it will come to Bermuda and what impacts to land will be. Elsewhere, a low has finally formed in the western Caribbean Sea extending into western Cuba. The main rain and t-storm activity is on the northern side of the trough where upper-level winds are not conducive for significant development. With this low ready to work over the Yucatan Peninsula over the next few days, chances for additional development are very low at 10%.