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National Hurricane Center: New Tropical Wave Being Watched

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National Hurricane Center Map Thursday Night, August 19th, 2021.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The National Hurricane Center is watching a new tropical wave in the Far East Atlantic. It is no threat, yet, to South Florida.

The wave is marked by the yellow “x” on the map, above.

This is the Thursday night update from the NHC:

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
Storm Grace, located just offshore the Yucatan Peninsula in the
southwestern Gulf of Mexico, and on Tropical Storm Henri, located
several hundred miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The Weather Prediction Center is issuing advisories on Post-Tropical
Cyclone Fred, located inland over Vermont and New Hampshire.

  1. A tropical wave located in the eastern Atlantic several hundred
    miles to the southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a
    broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This wave is
    expected to interact with another wave emerging off the African
    coast over the next day or two. Afterwards, environmental conditions
    appear marginally favorable for some slow development by the
    beginning of next week as this system moves gradually to the
    northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
  • Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
  • Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.


Paul Saperstein


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