“This system is expected to become a tropical storm when it is near the islands of Liverda on Wednesday,” the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
This prompted a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico, the Leverde Islands and the Virgin Islands.
A tropical storm clock was issued for the Dominican Republic, from Cabo Engano to the northern border of Haiti.
The late-Tuesday storm was 585 miles east-southeast of the Liverda Islands and was moving west at about 23 mph.
It will affect the island of Leverdi by Wednesday and Puerto Rico by Wednesday night on Thursday.
It already delivers tropical winds of 40 mph extending 230 miles from the center of the storm system. Increased wind intensity is forecast.
Precipitation ranges from 3 to 6 inches, locally up to 10 inches is expected over the next few days through the Lever Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Heavy rain can cause outbreaks and showers.
Why it is called a potential tropical cyclone nine
This is not a tropical storm. The reason, called the “Potential Nine-Year Cyclone,” is that there is no circular circulation center in the storm, says CNN meteorologist Chad Myers. Instead, it is very elongated. “When a circular center is finally formed, then it will be called a tropical storm.”
Calling it a potential tropical cyclone, it allows countries to issue warnings.
After he is given the name Isaiah – pronounced (ees-ah-EE-as) – it will be the earliest storm, which begins with the record “I”. The previous record was set on August 7, 2005, which is part of the most resilient season to date.
There is uncertainty as to where and how strong the storm will be as it approaches Florida
Although the storm does not threaten the land for several days, the models consistently show how the storm taps into the warm water and hardens.
“Rarely do you see models converging as you see this next storm,” Myers said. “With this, there is an opinion that the storm will do something and that it will hit that area of the Bahamas.”
But the way it interacts over the Leverda Islands and Spain can affect the intensity of the storm.
Hispaniola, the Bahamas, Cuba and Florida should continue to monitor forecasts, as changes in both track and intensity are possible, the NHC said.
“It cannot be emphasized that since the system is still in its infancy, the average uncertainty exists for both short-term and long-term track and intensity forecasts,” the NHC said.