A broad area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.
This system has been dubbed Invest 94L which is a naming convention used by meteorologists to identify disturbances that could develop into a tropical depression or storm.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has given Invest 94L a medium chance of development over the next five days. It’s too soon to tell if this disturbance will eventually pose any threat to land areas.
A separate disturbance is located a few hundred miles northeast of the Leeward Islands.
Hostile upper-level winds will keep this system from organizing early in the week. By the middle portion of the week ahead, some slow development of this system is possible as it moves into the southwestern Atlantic.
This sounds like a lot of activity at once, but it’s fairly normal for this time of year.
As Neal Dorst of NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division points out, September is a peak month not only in the Atlantic Basin, but is also part of a broad peak of activity in the Eastern Pacific and Western Pacific basins of the Northern Hemisphere.