FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday September 5, 2018 – While all eyes are on an unpredictable Hurricane Florence, forecasters have indicated that another system is developing in the Atlantic and could become a tropical depression within the next few days.
The broad area of low pressure, which is centered a couple of hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, is gradually becoming better organized and the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) says it has a high chance – 70 per cent, to be exact – of formation over the next two days.
The chances increase to 90 per cent over a five-day period.
“Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for additional development, and a tropical depression is expected to form during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean,” the NHC said today.
It also says a tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa in a few days. Some development of that system is possible over the weekend while the wave moves westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.