The 2010 hurricane season is in a temporary lull, but far from finished. The statistics are showing an above normal season especially in major hurricane occurrences. The season may add a new member in the storm department within the next couple of days. Radar and satellite imagery show a broad circulation pattern forming just Northeast of Puerto Rico. A hurricane hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Wednesday if this trend continues. Wind shear is forecast to weaken Wednesday and a depression or tropical storm could form. Regardless heavy rain will be drawn over many of the Eastern Caribbean nations.
A trough should divert the tropical system to the Northeast by this weekend. Some of the more reliable hurricane models suggest a new storm could form in the Caribbean late next week. Keep up to date on all the changes in the tropics here on channel 11 on hurricane central.