FIRST ALERT: High chance of development in the tropics

FIRST ALERT: High chance of development in the tropics
There is a high chance of development in the tropics with the new update. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We’re keeping an eye on a tropical wave that has the a high chance to develop into tropical depression in the Atlantic in the next day or two. The good news? This does not look to pose a threat to the Carolinas or United States as this storm is expected to weaken dramatically by this weekend.

There is a high chance of development in the tropics with the new update.
There is a high chance of development in the tropics with the new update. (Source: WMBF)

First-light visible satellite imagery shows that a better-defined center of circulation is forming in association with a low pressure system located about 900 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. In addition, the associated shower and thunderstorm activity has become more organized since yesterday. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for additional development, and advisories could be initiated on a tropical depression as early as later today if these development trends continue.

The forecast track has this system working into a very unfavorable environment for any storm. It's too much dry air and wind shear that looks to tear this storm apart by the end of the weekend and into next week.
The forecast track has this system working into a very unfavorable environment for any storm. It's too much dry air and wind shear that looks to tear this storm apart by the end of the weekend and into next week. (Source: WMBF)

The disturbance is forecast to move west-northwestward at around 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic during the next few days, and conditions are expected to become less conducive for development by the end of the week.

The chance of development is high at 90% over the next 48 hours.

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