Forecasters Eye Storm Potential
Private forecasting group AccuWeather.com is watching conditions in the western Caribbean and the area around Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula that could lead to tropical storm development.
“Several runs of the models have been showing a low pressure area developing,” said Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. “It’s forecasted to drift slowly northward and it will be on the western edge of the Caribbean on the Yucatan peninsula. This time of the year, it’s a favorite area for storm development as early season activity tends to develop in the warmest waters.”
The 2008 Atlantic Basin hurricane season officially begins on June 1. Some forecasters say it will be more active than in recent years, with more storms potentially hitting the U.S. East Coast.