Tropics should get quieter this week

By Eric Davis - bio |email| facebook

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -  After a record number of major hurricanes in the Atlantic last week, the signs are pointing to a quieter period in the tropical Atlantic this week.  Last week hurricanes: Igor, Julia, and Karl all reached major hurricane status (category 3 or higher).  Karl made landfall in Mexico and Igor passed just to the west of Bermuda over the weekend.

As we start the new workweek Igor is pulling away from Bermuda and will head to the "hurricane graveyard" of the north Atlantic in the coming days.  Tropical storm Julia became extratropical on Monday.  Over the weekend Karl dissipated after it made landfall in Mexico. 

Tropical storm Lisa formed in the far east Atlantic Tuesday morning.  Lisa may get stronger in the days ahead but it is already moving in a northwestward direction.  It is highly unlikely Lisa will affect any land masses. 

To see maps and forecast track for the latest tropical systems click this link.

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