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Tropical systems continue to move towards Caribbean
Published on August 17, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

Tropical weather outlook. NHC graphic

MIAMI, USA -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami is continuing to track three tropical systems with the potential to impact the Caribbean during the next several days.

A low pressure system located about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles continues to produce disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms. This system is moving westward at 15 to 20 mph, and it is expected to cross into the Caribbean Sea on Friday. Upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more conducive for development during the next several days, and interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of this system.

The chance of a tropical cyclone forming within the next two day is estimated to be low (30 percent and medium (40 percent) during the next five days.

A second area of low pressure located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands is also producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Gradual development of this system is possible during the next few days before upper-level winds become less conducive over the weekend. This system is expected to move west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph during the next several days.

Meanwhile, a tropical wave near the west coast of Africa is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development of this wave while it moves westward to west-northwestward at about 15 mph during the next several days.
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