“Amidst Hilary’s impact on Southern California, the Atlantic Ocean stirs with activity as three tropical storms—Franklin, Emily, and Gert—form within 24 hours. Hilary batters the Southwest while these storms brew in the Atlantic, hinting at a robust hurricane season. In less than a day, three tropical storms—Franklin, Emily, and Gert—have emerged in the Atlantic. Hilary’s onslaught continues in the Southwest, as the National Hurricane Center confirms the birth of these storms. Franklin is set to turn northward, drenching Puerto Rico and Hispaniola through midweek.
Tropical storm conditions could reach the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Tuesday, as warned by tropical storm alerts. Emily takes shape 1,000 miles from Cabo Verde islands. Its vigor will fade soon, say forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. Peak intensity reached; the criteria for tropical cyclone no longer met. “Emily lacks deep convection for nearly 15 hours—no longer a tropical cyclone,” forecasters state. “Though sea surface temps suit sporadic convection, strong wind shear and dry air stall reorganization for at least a few days.
” Gert’s existence is fleeting; it unravels swiftly. The National Hurricane Center gauges sustained winds at around 40 mph, barely over the naming threshold. When winds top 74 mph, the title shifts to hurricane. Beyond these three Atlantic-born tempests, a Gulf of Mexico disturbance commands attention. Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine may deluge South Texas, causing flooding and mudslides from Tuesday, as forecasters caution. “Anticipate heavy rainfall across South Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday. Flash and urban flooding are concerns,” the experts warn. Southern California faces Hilary’s impact—first tropical storm in 84 years—bringing floods, mudslides, and winds to a drought-stricken region. This unfolds amid predictions of an “above-normal” hurricane season due to warmer sea temperatures.”