NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Epsilon rapidly intensified into a Category 3 Major Hurricane on Wednesday. It has weakened and will track just east of Bermuda on Thursday. Then it turns to the northeast on Saturday and heads into the north Atlantic as a strong non-tropical low.
There is a trough of low pressure over the western Caribbean Sea. It is disorganized and development of this system is not likely as it passes over Cuba and the Straits of Florida. However, once it moves over the northwest Bahamas late this weekend and into next week, some slow development is possible as it moves to the northeast. This is not a threat to the Gulf of Mexico. NHC is giving it a low chance to develop.
Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics will stay quiet for the next 5 days.
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