Tropical Depression 27 expected to become a hurricane by mid-week
UPDATE: Tropical Depression 27 is now Hurricane Epsilon. See ongoing updates.
Tropical Depression Twenty-Seven has formed over the central Atlantic. The system is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm & move close to Bermuda later this week say forecasters at the National Hurricane Center.
The National Weather Service predicts that the depression is forecast to intensify into Tropical Storm Epsilon as soon as later Monday. It could become the Atlantic's 10th hurricane of the season by midweek.
Let's start off the week with a reminder that tropical season isn't over yet. TD 27 formed this morning in the Atlantic and is forecast to become a hurricane later this week. It should stay well east of the US, but may track very close to Bermuda.https://t.co/meemB5uHAR pic.twitter.com/BAMJSmxQqh— National Weather Service (@NWS) October 19, 2020
The pressure difference between strong high pressure over the North Atlantic Ocean and future Epsilon should eventually generate swells that will creat high surf and rip currents later this week.
This rough surf should extend to the Bahamas, and north-facing coasts of Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Leeward Islands.