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HURRICANE CENTER: New System Far From Florida Has 20 Percent Development Chance

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National Hurricane Center Update Monday, August 2nd, 2021.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — It’s far, far away but it’s there. A new system off the coast of Africa.

The National Hurricane Center says the system has a 20 percent chance of formation over the next five days. That means there’s nothing to worry about now, but it’s never a bad idea as August starts to keep your eye on what’s happening in the Atlantic.

This is the official Monday afternoon update from the National Hurricane Center:

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Mon Aug 2 2021

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

  1. A surface trough of low pressure over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean
    centered a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands is
    producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some development
    of this system is possible during the next couple of days while it
    moves northward or northwestward before the system moves over cool
    waters by Thursday.
  • Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent.
  • Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.




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