Tropical Update – October 24, 2020

Two systems to watch in the Atlantic

While the latest look at the Tropics shows a quiet Eastern Pacific, the Atlantic Basin is showing us two systems to keep an eye as we venture into a new week. Hurricane Epsilon is working across the northern Atlantic as a Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds at 75 mph. Its movement to the northeast at 24 mph will cause it to weaken back into a tropical storm on Sunday and lose any tropical characteristics as it continues on over the cooler northern Atlantic. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight has formed in the western Caribbean Sea with sustained wind speeds at 35 mph. While the movement at last check remains stationary, the northwest movement will allow this to turn into Tropical Storm Zeta on Sunday and into a Category 1 Hurricane when it enters the Gulf of Mexico early next week. Any interests along the Gulf Coast will want to keep an eye on what will become Zeta as we go through the course of the week ahead of us.