40-Percent Chance Tropical Depression Forms Over the Weekend: National Hurricane Center

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The latest report from the National Hurricane Center shows the disturbance located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is growing with chances of further development growing to 40-percent in the next five days. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The latest report from the National Hurricane Center shows the disturbance located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is growing with chances of further development increasing to 40-percent in the next five days.

Currently, the system is producing a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the Atlantic.

The disturbance is moving west at 15 mph.

Experts don’t expect much development in the next 48 hours. However, chances for the disturbance to develop into a tropical system grow to 40-percent through five days.

National Hurricane Center says conditions could be more favorable over the weekend and a tropical depression could form over the weekend several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

The first disturbance, located just off the shores of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is producing heavy rainfall on the islands.

Conditions could become marginally conducive for more development late this week when the disturbance moves near Florida.

However, with only a 10-percent chance of developing into tropical storm in the next five days, Florida’s Space Coast could see some rain showers over the weekend.

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