A U.S. hurricane reconnaissance aircraft was sent out to investigate the seventh tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season as it picked up speed and turned westward toward the Windward Islands.
Tropical storm watches were issued for Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent warning about the system 235 miles east- northeast of Barbados. The storm, moving at 24 miles per hour, has sustained 35 mph winds.
A system off southern Mexico’s Pacific coast that’s partially associated with the remnants of the former Atlantic Hurricane Ernesto is given a 90 percent chance of re-forming into a tropical depression this weekend, the NHC also said.
Tropical Storm Gilma’s winds weakened to 45 mph from 60 mph about 675 miles from the tip of Baja California, the center said as well today. It’s no theat to land.
Forecasters are also tracking another potential storm in the Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands that has a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone within two days.