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We have Tropical Depression Three, and it's forecast to become Hurricane Bret on Wednesday!

From the NHC: ...there is considerable uncertainty in how much of a right turn could occur because it is somewhat tied to the intensity of the cyclone. A stronger system would tend to move more to the right due to the upper-level flow, while a weaker system would continue more westward into the Caribbean. For now, this forecast lies near the model consensus, and adjustments are likely in future advisories. This should be considered a low confidence track forecast since this type of forecast situation can result in large errors. Environmental conditions appear conducive for strengthening over the next few days, with a much warmer than normal ocean in the depression's path, along with plentiful mid-level moisture and light shear. This should promote strengthening through midweek. However, vertical wind shear is forecast to increase by most of the model guidance around day 3 in response to an upper-level trough. Thus the NHC forecast shows the intensity leveling off at the end of the forecast, consistent with the middle of the guidance envelope. This intensity forecast is also more uncertain than normal, due to the differences in the model suite, along with the aclimatological nature of this system.


FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 19/1500Z 11.0N 40.3W 30 KT 35 MPH 12H 20/0000Z 11.2N 42.9W 40 KT 45 MPH 24H 20/1200Z 11.7N 45.9W 45 KT 50 MPH 36H 21/0000Z 12.2N 48.6W 55 KT 65 MPH 48H 21/1200Z 12.8N 51.2W 60 KT 70 MPH 60H 22/0000Z 13.3N 53.9W 65 KT 75 MPH 72H 22/1200Z 13.8N 56.3W 70 KT 80 MPH 96H 23/1200Z 14.9N 61.5W 70 KT 80 MPH 120H 24/1200Z 16.5N 66.5W 65 KT 75 MPH





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