Tropical wave remains disorganised

A hurricane hunter did not find a closed centre associated with the area of disturbed weather.

There was a small area of storm force winds found by the aircraft, well to the northwest of where the potential tropical cyclone centre was initiated.

At 5 p.m. potential tropical cyclone #2 was centered near 8.6N 50.9W or about 1 071 km (665 miles) east-southeast of Barbados.

There are no tropical storm watches or warnings in effect for Barbados.

Reconnaissance aircraft and GOES16 Satellite Imagery has revealed an open circulation associated with the tropical wave.

Environmental conditions improved marginally throughout the day and will continue to slowly improve overnight giving the system a chance to develop a closed circulation before reaching the Southern Windward Islands.

The system remains disorganised and convection has been sporadic throughout the day as it continues to track westward near 19 mph (30km/h). Conditions appear favourable for further slow development and a tropical depression could form during the next few days as the centre tracks well south of Barbados.

The Barbados Meteorological Service is urging the public to be ready and to remain on the alert for messages from this department and the Department of Emergency Management tonight and Tuesday.

Excess rainfall, severe thunderstorm and wind alerts remain elevated to yellow level for tomorrow. This means that the public should be aware that there is the possibility of adverse weather conditions on Tuesday.

The small craft advisory was upgraded to a small craft warning at 6 p.m. today.

The next update will be issued at 11 p.m. on Monday. (PR/SAT)

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