Invest 94L Could Develop Into a Tropical Depression Near or East of Florida

weather.com meteorologists
Published: July 22, 2019

A tropical disturbance located over the northwestern Bahamas is being monitored for possible development into a tropical depression and will send a surge of moisture to Florida early this week, fueling showers and thunderstorms.

The area of disturbed weather has been dubbed Invest 94L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). That's a naming convention used to identify locations in the Atlantic that the NHC is tracking for possible tropical development.

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The NHC says Invest 94L has a medium chance of developing into a tropical depression through early Tuesday as it moves near or east of the Florida Peninsula. Satellite imagery shows this system has become better organized on Monday.


National Hurricane Center Tropical Outlook

Regardless of development, a surge of tropical moisture will accompany Invest 94L as it curves northward near and east of southeastern Florida. That will help increase thunderstorm activity in the Sunshine State through midweek, particularly in eastern portions of the peninsula.

Heavy downpours, gusty winds and frequent lightning could accompany those storms later Monday through Tuesday.


Rainfall Forecast

Later this week, a front stalling near the Southeast coast will likely absorb Invest 94L or help to steer it out to sea.

Chantal will be the name used for the next tropical storm that develops in the Atlantic Basin this season.


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