Update (Mid day Wed):
The disturbance in the eastern Atlantic is now a depression, and it is reasonably likely that it will be a named storm by mid day tomorrow, Thursday.
The predictions for the next several days do not have this storm turning into a hurricane any time soon; it should remain a storm or a depression, possibly going back and forth between the two, for four or five days, but after that, perhaps it will turn into something. Or not. Keep an eye on Karl, if this becomes Karl.
Meanwhile Julia is annoying people in the Southeast, but not doing much. However, keep an eye out for flooding.
There was a disturbance in the Atlantic. And it very suddenly developed the attributes to be a named tropical storm, so suddenly we have TS Julia hosing down the East Coast, on land already. That was fast.
And, farther out in the Atlantic, a zone of disturbance is reasonably likely, but by no means certain, to become a named tropical storm, and it would be called Karl.
Julia is my daughter, and Karl was my best friend in high school (he died soon after), so this is a big week for me wrt Atlantic storms! Not that you care, but for me it is cool.
What you might be more interested in is this: The total number of named storms for this time in the Atlantic is normally close to about 10, and with Karl, we'll be at eleven with several weeks more to go. So, this is becoming a somewhat more active hurricane season than average, as predicted.
Ian is still out there somewhere.
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Sideways to this discussion, there is (just done) Meranti and Malakas, not to mention the mid-Pacific endless march. And I see Ian rather far north. Interesting times.
And Karl is a named storm, and expected to eventually be a hurricane.
Karl is a bit clearer today, models show it less likely to veer off into central Atlantic, fwiw. Time to wait and see a couple more days.
Yeah, they actually look a lot like Sandy except the left hook at the end. Which, only some models were showing then and not this early. And, it could be fairly close to the coast.
So, most likely, Karl will be following Ian, but like you say ... kaeoi (keep an eye on it)