Tropics Update: ‘Bonnie’ aims for Nicaragua late this week

The tropics are heating up! However, no current threat to the Eastern United States!

A system could briefly become a Tropical Depression before making landfall tonight across portions of Southeast Texas. The main threat will be very heavy rainfall and flash flooding, as several inches of rain are possible. Another weak system could impact portions of the Leeward and Winward Islands by the end of this week.

Further to the south, Potential Tropical Cyclone TWO near South America is expected to become a Tropical Storm – perhaps a Hurricane – as moves across across Costa Rica ad Nicaragua by the end of this week. High winds and flooding as possible Friday and into Saturday. Once the storm reaches Tropical Storm strength, it would be given the name Bonnie.

A large ridge of high pressure will remain over the Atlantic Ocean and the Southeastern United States will continue to keep storms suppressed well to the south. This ridge could slow down the progression of cold fronts, which is why the Fourth of July holiday weekend could be wet at times.

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