It's been a pretty quiet tropical season so far in the Atlantic basin. The 5th named tropical system of the 2012 season has formed. Say hello to Ernesto!
Ernesto became a named system on Thursday evening as sustained winds reached about 50mph. Overall, Ernesto is not well organized...no well defined circulation is present. Nonetheless, the National Hurricane Center forecasts Ernesto to track to the west over the next several days with impacts to Barbados tonight (Thursday night) with a general movement toward the northern windward islands by Friday morning.
Watch my video above for details on Ernesto and the forecast.
Did you know you can track tropical activity on Fox44's iRadar? It's true! Check out our interactive radar by clicking here, then on the top right hand of the image (near the date) there is an option to expand the small gray box. Do that, then 'check' the tropical storms box. Voila! You can track any active tropical storms or hurricanes and get the latest NHC forecast track.