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Tropical wave in the Atlantic down to 20% chance of development

Posted: 6:50 PM, Jul 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-03 18:50:34-04

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, a system tracking across the mid-Atlantic continues to have a 20 percent chance for development over the next five days, which is down from 70 percent Thursday. It has a 20 percent chance within 48 hours.

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Showers and thunderstorms remain disorganized with an elongated area of low pressure several hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles. Although upper-level winds are expected to be only marginally conducive for development, this system could become a tropical depression early next week while it moves west-northwestward toward the Leeward Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of Friday afternoon, the wave is not showing any signs of impacting South Florida.