Disturbance in the southern Atlantic may become a tropical storm


Forecasters says there's about a 20 percent chance that storm, located about 800 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands off Africa's west coast, will become a tropical cyclone.

The closest one, Invest 95L, will affect the Caribbean, however.

There are two tropical waves in the Atlantic Ocean being monitored by the National Hurricane Center for potential tropical development.

It is beginning to look more organized, forecasters said, but lacks a defined center of circulation.

Details about the current winds and direction will be available after 5 p.m., the hurricane center said.

Even if no cyclone forms, the system is expected to dump heavy rain on the Lesser Antilles.

Window for tropical development to open in Atlantic this week

Formation chance through 48 hours.medium.50 percent.

After that, however, its future is murky. After that time, less favorable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development.

The area of disorganized showers is near dry air, but some slow development is possible in the next week.

That disturbance, 95-L, is about 750 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving west.

But it poses a threat to some areas of the Caribbean.

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