Atlantic disturbance likely to become a tropical depression Wednesday

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Invest 93L. (Credit: weatherunderground.com)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday Jly 29, 2014 – Tropical disturbance Invest 93L continues to show signs of organization although this has been delayed slightly by the impact of high wind shear.

Invest 93L is unlikely to become a tropical depression before Wednesday. As of 8 am EDT the system was located at 9.6N 39.1, moving westward with winds of 35 MPH.

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The system is predicted to continue moving west or west-northwest at 10-15 MPH for the next three to four days arriving near the northeast Lesser Antilles by Friday evening.

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Dr Jeff Masters, on the Weather Underground Blog, said there is a “10% chance that 93L will be a hurricane on Saturday when it makes its closest approach to the Lesser Antilles Islands. If 93L hits the Northern Lesser Antilles as a wet Tropical Storm Bertha (not a hurricane), the storm could be more boon than bane for the islands. The Northeast Caribbean suffered its driest June in recorded history last month, according to NOAA, and many of the islands have significant drought problems”.