The National Hurricane Center increased the odds on tropical cyclone development in the Caribbean to ‘high’ (80%) Friday Morning.
The next named storm is “Eta” and this will be an all-time record for named storms (2020 and 2005). We didn’t get “Zeta” in 2005 until December 30. We’ll see how far we get in the Greek Alphabet.
Here is a look at the discussion from the National Hurricane Center:
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 AM EDT Fri Oct 30 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Shower activity associated with a large area of disturbed weather over the Lesser Antilles and the eastern Caribbean Sea has become a little more concentrated this evening. Conditions are expected to be conducive for development of this disturbance during the next few days, and a tropical depression is likely to form by the time the system reaches the western Caribbean Sea early next week. * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent. Forecaster Beven