Although it feels like the worst has passed, hurricane season still isn’t over.
A disturbance east of the Lesser Antilles has formed into Tropical Storm Sebastian. The late-season storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, but according to forecasts, it is no threat to land.
The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Sebastian reached tropical storm status this morning with winds of 45 mph. The latest update puts Sebastian in the Central Atlantic and moving north-northwest at 8 mph.
Forecasters say that the storm will be impeded by dry air and varying wind velocities, which will weaken its development. The storm is expected to be absorbed by a passing cold front later this week as it continues to move off towards the northeast.
“The cyclone will remain over open waters for the duration of its existence,” the NHC’s official forecast stated.
Hurricane season ends November 30, so even though it’s cold out and everything seems to be jolly, it is important to remain updated on the weather and current with the news.
As of late, South Florida and the Tampa Bay area rose to comfortable temperatures in the mid-60s while Jacksonville barely reached the mid-50s. Although temperatures are beginning to warm up a little for Florida, it will still feel fall-like, and the coming week will see another cold front moving in, just in time for Thanksgiving.