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Two disturbances in the Atlantic are about to turn into tropical depressions or storms, and one is worth watching for the people of Florida and the Caribbean.
A low-pressure area of thunderstorms a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands has the greatest chance of strengthening, according to the 8-hour update from the National Hurricane Center, which gave it a chance to recover. train at 80% in the next two days and 90% in the next five.
Models are everywhere with this system, but it is generally expected to move west-northwest for the next few days. If it survives and strengthens, it could reach an area north of the Lesser Antilles early next week. But since models are struggling to get this storm under control, it’s hard to know for sure at this point.
Meteorologists also pointed out that the system might encounter a plume of Saharan dust, which can smother storms the next day or so.
Another disturbance about to strengthen into a tropical depression or storm is located a few hundred kilometers northeast of central Bahamas. Forecasters said the system is expected to expand in the coming days and head north. They gave it a 60% chance of forming over the next two days and a 70% chance over the next five.
At this point, the models show it following the American coast but without making landfall, although it is too early to tell.
The next storm names are Odette and Peter.
The hurricane center also follows a new disturbance in Africa, another tropical wave is expected to hit the ocean in the coming days. Forecasters gave it a 20% chance of forming within the next five days.