A tropical system that will be moving up the East Coast could impact the Hudson Valley next week, depending on its track.
The system, which is now over an area of about 200 miles in the Caribbean Sea, is being called Invest 99L. The National Hurricane Center uses the term "invest" to identify features being monitored for possible development into a tropical depression or tropical storm. When clusters of storms in the Atlantic have the potential to become tropical depressions, they are assigned a number between 90 and 99. The "L" after the number indicated in the Atlantic.
How close to the coast 99L will track is uncertain at this time, according to AccuWeather.com Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.
It now appears a more northward turn is likely, Kottlowski said, meaning the system would stay offshore.
It's also possible the system could stall and result in torrential rain and increase the risk of flooding in part of the area during the first part of next week.
A separate system unrelated to Invest 99L could bring showers and thunderstorms to the area Friday into Saturday.
The chance of showers and thunderstorms starts Friday night and continues through the day Saturday before ending Saturday night, allowing for a partly sunny day Sunday with a high in the low-80s.
There is still much uncertainty on next week's forecast related to the status of Invest 99L.
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