Another Potential Storm in the Making

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.

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