Next week’s total solar eclipse may coincide with a hurricane – something we haven’t seen in the Atlantic Basin in over a half-century. We’re watching a disturbance in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Invest 91L, for potential development into a tropical depression or tropical storm by this weekend as it heads west toward the Lesser Antilles. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) currently has assigned odds of more than 50 percent that it will eventually develop into at least a tropical

depression over the next five days. Furthermore, an active train of African easterly waves is marching westward off west Africa, as is typical for late August. The NHC is also monitoring one of these tropical waves to the east of Invest 91L, but it has only assigned tropical development odds of 20 percent over the next five days. Therefore, it’s somewhat possible either Invest 91L or another tropical wave behind it could eventually develop into a hurricane by early next week. READ MORE