The tropics sure got active now.. In the Caribbean Sea there is tropical storm Gustav. It made another landfall today on Jamaica. It doesn’t really look that impressive but is forecast to go between Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula and strengthen over the warm water. We’ll see how it holds together. It seems to like land so far.
We also have Tropical storm Hanna north east of the Leeward Islands. Again it doesn’t look all that impressive but does seem to have a burst of colder cloud tops now meaning that it has better convection. It’ll be a little while before this one effects any land masses.
It would be kind of interesting to see these two storms strong enough and close enough together to have the fujiwhara effect. At the same time they could cause damage and cost people there lives so I don’t really want to see that happen.
There is also an area of convection off of Mexico that they are keeping an eye on.