NEW ORLEANS — A non-tropical low pressure system is located several hundred miles SE of Bermuda. It is disorganized and will remain a mess over the next couple of days due to strong wind shear. Then conditions are expected to be more favorable for some subtropical development this weekend as it moves northeast across the central Atlantic. This is not a threat to land. NHC is giving this system a low chance to develop over the next 5 days.
Another non-tropical low is expected to form over the far eastern Atlantic during the weekend. It could also gain some subtropical characteristics as it moves slowly south just west of Portugal through early next week. NHC is giving this system a low chance to develop in the next 5 days.
Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet.
We've had 30 named storms in 2020 which is a record high number for the Atlantic basin. The old record high of 28 named storms was set in 2005.
Of those 30 named storms, there have been 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. The record for most hurricanes in a season is 15 in 2005, while the record for major hurricanes stands at seven in 2005.
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