Two Disturbances in Atlantic Show 50-Percent Chance of Further Development by End of the Week

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Hurricane Season runs through November 30

National Hurricane Center is monitoring a couple of disturbances in the Atlantic that could have a 50-percent chance of developing into a tropical storm in five days. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center is monitoring a couple of disturbances in the Atlantic that could have a 50-percent chance of developing into a tropical storm in five days.

The first disturbance, closest to the Leeward Islands, is carrying showers and thunderstorm activity with a fast-moving tropical wave located about 500 miles east of the Windward Islands.

The system is expected to move more slowly westward across the central and western Caribbean Sea after Tuesday, where upper-level winds could become more conducive for the development of a tropical depression during the middle-to-latter part of this week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The second disturbance is another tropical wave located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic well to the southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands and is producing a large area of cloudiness and disorganized showers.

The wave is forecast to move westward at 15 to 20 mph during the next few days, and environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for the development of a tropical depression during the middle-to-latter part of this week while the system moves across the central tropical Atlantic.

Josephine, once a tropical storm, has been downgraded to a tropical depression and poses no threat to Florida or the east coast of the United States.

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