Tropical development possible in Atlantic over Labor Day weekend


Kauai roads and taro patches flooded Tuesday as leftover moisture from Tropical Depression Lane dumped heavy rain on the island. Although, this area of showers and storms has a better chance of developing over the next 5 days as it moves west/northwest across the Pacific.

Hurricane AlexJanuary 14, 2016 - Subtropical Storm Alex develops into a hurricane, the first hurricane to form in January since 1938.January 15, 2016 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone.

Also in the Eastern Pacific is Hurricane Norman, which was located more than 2,500 miles east-southeast of Hilo as of Wednesday morning. With that said, the odds of that wave becoming a depression over the next 5 days sit at 60%.

Located about 2,549 miles west of Hilo at eleven a.m., Norman clocked in with maximum sustained winds of Seventy five mph and used to be headed west at 9 mph, in step with the National Storm Heart.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the eastern Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour.

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According to the National weather service, "significant flooding" struck many areas in the North-Eastern and Eastern slopes of the Big island.

Tropical Storm GraceSeptember 5, 2015 - Tropical Storm Grace forms.September 8, 2015 - Weakens to a tropical depression. Increased activity due to lessening wind shear Wind shear helps in keeping tropical depressions from forming, and right now, the wind shear appears to be decreasing.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted today, August 29 that Norman is forecast to rapidly intensify and become a hurricane later today. At least 13 people are killed along the storm's path through Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.

Tropical Storm KarenOctober 3 - Tropical Storm Karen forms in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.October 5 - Downgraded to a depression off the coast of Louisiana. Rapid strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Norman is expected to become a hurricane later today, and possibly a major hurricane on Thursday, Aug. 30.