Well the reprieve in the tropics lasted less than half a day as the Atlantic season's ninth named storm -- Tropical Storm Igor -- has developed off the coast of Africa.
The storm should move due west, or just north of west for the next four or five days. It should become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday as wind shear over the system should diminish and waters are very, very warm.
The track forecast models bring the storm west-northwest toward the northeast Caribbean Sea over the next five to six days....MORE
EUMETSATIgor forms at 10 a.m. CDT off the African coast.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
"Tropical Storm Igor forms. It's far away for now"
From the Houston Chronicle's SciGuy: