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Atlantic Hurricane Season Isn't Over Yet: Here's What We're Watching For Development | The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel logoThe Weather Channel 3 days ago Chris Dolce

The official end of hurricane season is less than two weeks away, but the Atlantic basin isn't quieting down just yet with one more area being watched for subtropical development. There's more rain on the way for Central America, too.

Here's the latest on what the National Hurricane Center is monitoring in the western Atlantic.

(MORE: Don't Assume Hurricane Season Will End Nov. 30)

Western Atlantic

The first area being monitored for development is in the western Atlantic near and north of Bermuda.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says that a non-tropical low-pressure system could form in this location by early next week.

This low could briefly gain some subtropical characteristics. If that happens, it would have a chance to become a subtropical depression or storm.

This system will be pushed out to sea and absorbed by a cold front by the middle of the week and is not a concern for the United States.

If it is left behind by that cold front, it could also develop late in the week.

The central and western Atlantic are typical areas for development in the last official month of hurricane season.

Southwest Caribbean

More unwelcomed rainfall, and unfortunately, more flooding is possible for parts of Central America with plenty of moisture in place.

No tropical depression or storm is expected to develop here, but heavy rainfall is likely nonetheless, especially in parts of Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.

Heavy rainfall could also affect areas from Nicaragua into Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. Flash flooding is possible in some of these areas over the next several days.

Kappa would be the name given to the next tropical or subtropical storm that forms in the Atlantic.

The Atlantic has already produced 30 named storms in 2020, shattering the previous record of 28 storms set in 2005.

Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30. However, storms have occasionally formed beyond that date.

The 2005 season produced its final named storm, Zeta, at the end of December. Zeta then lasted into the first few days of January 2006.

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