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Tropical Storm Teddy is expected to be a hurricane as early as Tuesday night and while its movement is currently uncertain, VITEMA Director Daryl Jaschen said Monday that it was expected to resume a west-northwest track shortly.
The Atlantic basin is crowded with activity, as five tropical weather systems in varying stages of development dot the ocean, along with another pair of systems in the Gulf of Mexico.
A broad area of low pressure about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, which has been designated as Invest 98-L, is producing a concentrated area of showers and thundershowers.
A broad area of low pressure about 700 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has become better organized and is moving across the Atlantic towards the Leeward Islands, demanding the attention of Virgin Islanders.
Emergency response managers have never been faced with the challenge of evacuating and sheltering people during a major hurricane while simultaneously dealing with a pandemic, but this is what could happen during the next month as the 2020 hurricane season reaches its peak.
Invest 95-L, the low-pressure system moving across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean, could develop into a tropical depression by this weekend, and if it becomes Tropical Storm Josephine before Aug. 22 it will be the earliest "J" storm on record.
Invest 92-L is on track toward becoming the ninth named storm of the season and could impact the territory as early as Thursday, according to V.I. emergency response officials.
The U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition Whiskey for the maritime ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday, due to possible sustained gale force winds, greater than 39 mph, arriving in the islands within 72 hours.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo is bringing an increased risk of wind and rain impacts to the southern Windward Islands this weekend, the National Hurricane Center reported, although there is "significant uncertainty" in how strong the weather system will be.