Two Waves Being Watched. One Tracking Towards Florida.
Worth Watching For Palm Beach County
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Friday afternoon advisory from the National Hurricane Center brings a significant update to one of the two tropical waves being tracked in the Atlantic.
The furthest wave as of 8 p.m. is now represented by an “orange x,” that means it has increased to a 40-60-percent chance of developing into a tropical system. The five day track for this wave continues to keep Florida in range. The second wave appears headed for the Gulf.
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As we have been stressing for days, the five day tracks often change. This is peak hurricane season so every system is one to watch. Even so, there can be significant variation in its track as the storm moves west.
Here is the 8 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center:
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The Weather Prediction Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Laura, located inland over western Kentucky. 1. A tropical wave located about 800 miles east of the Windward Islands is producing a disorganized 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 Lesser Antilles. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent. 2. Another tropical wave is located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean near the Cabo Verde Islands. This system is expected to move very slowly for the next several days, and some development is possible early next week over the eastern or central tropical Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
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