So far, two weeks into the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, the tropics have been quiet. But that may change early this week as an area of low pressure over the north-central Atlantic has the potential to become the first tropical storm of the year - "Alex."
The National Hurricane Center indicates that conditions appear favorable for some strengthening in the next couple of days as the system moves west-northwest at 10-15 mph. The graphic above (courtesy of StormPulse.com) shows where various tropical computer models have this storm going early this week. As you can see, none re-curve it out to sea, but bring it towards the Lesser Antilles/Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean.
We'll continue to monitor this disturbance and bring you the latest official information on the MWN Tropical page.