August seems to be a busy month for this year’s hurricane season. Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Isaac was spotted and predicted to become a potentially dangerous system by the weekend. Now, not even two days after Isaac’s formation, we have yet another tropical storm forming in the Atlantic and this year’s season is still young.
This new storm system (named Joyce) is supposed to remain northeast of the Leeward Islands but it may change course and follow Isaac towards Florida. At the moment, Joyce is over open water and many experts believe it will not pose an immediate threat to land. This is definitely good news for those places who were recently hit with flooding and wind damage from the previous storms.
At the moment, it appears as though Joyce is still a relatively mild storm as it has had a maximum sustained wind speed of 40 mph and a five-day track that may keep it out of the United States altogether. While forecasters do not think the conditions are favorable enough for the storm to strengthen into a hurricane, that danger is always present.
To recap, there is another tropical storm in the Atlantic this week and close on the heels of Isaac. While there may not be an immediate threat to the U.S. coast, it is still a formation to watch. Joyce, the new tropical storm, is expected to hang around the Atlantic until Saturday.
Even if Joyce dissipates into a nice but harmless shower of rain it will not be the last storm this season! Next week may bring bigger and stronger storms or hurricanes. Let us protect your home from any approaching tropical storms, depressions, or hurricanes. Click here for a FREE estimate for home hurricane protection today.
Subscribe for latest updates
Keep up to date with the latest happenings.
Follow us & Subscribe by email