Monitoring Two Significant Tropical Waves over the Atlantic - LCRA Monitoring Two Significant Tropical Waves over the Atlantic - LCRA


The National Hurricane Center is keeping a close watch on two tropical waves in the tropical Atlantic that appear to be moving toward the Caribbean in a few days. There is nothing threatening at the current time, but both waves will need to be monitored for possible development.

The first wave is located over the tropical Atlantic, about 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.  It is currently producing a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms. According to the National Hurricane Center, some slow development of this disturbance will be possible later this week while the system moves westward to west-northwestward at 20 to 25 mph. The system is likely to reach the Lesser Antilles by Wednesday night.  Regardless of development, this system could bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of the Lesser Antilles during the next few days. NHC forecasters are giving this system a low chance (a 30 percent chance) for tropical development over the next 5 days.

The second tropical wave was located in the eastern tropical Atlantic, about 900 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. The shower activity associated with this wave continues to show signs of organization and additional development of this system will be possible during the next several days as the system moves generally west-northwestward at about 20 mph. NHC forecasters are giving this system a medium chance (a 40 percent chance) for tropical development over the next 5 days.

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