Humberto is back in the picture again... still in the central Atlantic and no threat to land. It's located about 1000 miles WSW of the Azores and is a tropical storm with 45mph sustained winds. Models and the NHC forecast it to become a sub-tropical cyclone shortly, then an extratropical cyclone or even open trough in a few days as it heads toward Iceland.
|Visible satellite image of the Atlantic... with Tropical Storm Humberto on the far right, and the U.S. east coast on the far left. For scale, Humberto is centered 2300 miles due east of Daytona Beach, FL. (NOAA)|
|Enhanced satellite image of the disturbance near Belize and the Yucatan peninsula. (NOAA)|
In the longer term (beyond 4-5 days), it's possible that this system will stall in the Gulf of Mexico and get picked up by a passing trough, which would allow for a track toward the northern Gulf coast. This is a scenario that will be closely watched with each new set of model runs. The alternative would be a track very similar to Ingrid's.
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