June 26, 2006

NHC sees no Atlantic tropical storms through Tuesday

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center
does not expect a tropical storm to develop through Tuesday.

In an outlook at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT), the NHC said
there was a "broad and diffuse area of low pressure" over the
Florida peninsula coupled with "an upper-level low" over the
northwestern Bahamas that will probably continue to produce
showers and thunderstorms over Florida during the next couple
of days as it moves northward.

In addition, the Center it does not expect "significant
development" of a small area of low pressure about 1,075 miles
east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands (Martinique,
Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent, The Grenadines, Grenada,
and Trinidad and Tobago).

Separately, the NHC pointed to a couple of tropical waves
in the Atlantic and Caribbean but said it did not expect any
tropical storms to form through Tuesday.

The Center will call the next storm Beryl.