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Caribbean preps for possible hurricane

Posted at 12:39 PM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-17 12:39:51-04

Hurricane watchers are keeping a close eye on a group of organizing showers and storms in the Atlantic Ocean.

If this low continues to develop over the next few days as it's expected, it could become a depression by the middle of the week.

Even though it's more than 10 days away from getting close to any land, forecast models are already eyeing a track to the west-northwest, straight into the Caribbean.

This means we could be talking about the first hurricane to hit the Caribbean this season — or even in the last year.

The last time a hurricane moved through that part of the world was Hurricane Bertha in early August last year.

The hurricane season has been particularly slow in 2015, and it's expected to stay that way thanks to a number of factors, including a strong El Niño, cooler temperatures in the Atlantic, and stronger wind shear.