MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We’re keeping our eye on two areas of possible tropical development in the Atlantic. Here’s the latest.
A tropical wave located about 900 miles east of the Windward Islands is producing an area of showers and thunderstorms. Some gradual development of this system is possible during the next several days while it moves westward at about 15 mph toward the eastern Caribbean islands. The chance of development remains at 20% over the next two days and 30% over the next five days.
Another tropical wave is located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean just west of the Cabo Verde Islands. The northern part of this wave, which should move rapidly westward over the central Atlantic during the next few days, is not forecast to develop as it is expected to remain in unfavorable environmental conditions. However, the southern part of the wave is expected to be nearly stationary south of the Cabo Verde Islands for the next several days, and some development of this system is possible early next week when it begins to move slowly westward over the eastern and central tropical Atlantic. The chance of development is low at 0% over the next two days and at 30% over the next five days.