07:14 AM EDT - 07 August 2000
Hurricane Alberto is moving a bit west now, however, it still is heading generally toward the north. It looks like a "fish storm". The one catch here, however, is that it may miss the early turn (in fact the NHC suggests it has). So it still has a little chance (<10%) to move further west.
The most interesting feature this morning is the area almost north of Puerto Rico, which is heading West Northwest. This is the closest to Florida and should be closely watched for development. This will have our attention until it makes its move one way or another.
The area itself is still fairly unorganized, but it has remained persistent. The low-pressure area to the north of that will make interactions between the two interesting watching.
We will continue to watch it.
The area in the West Caribbean looks like it will head over the Yucatan, and has a chance to later emerge in the Gulf. So it still bears watching. This morning it isn't looking as good as it did yesterday.
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