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Tracking two disturbances in the tropics

Chris Farrell's Monday morning update on the tropics

After a few days of relative quiet in the Atlantic, we are now watching two areas of disturbed weather.

Invest 95L is the tropical wave that we are watching closely. It was born off the coast of Africa and is close to 2500 miles from West Palm Beach. This "Low Pressure Trough" consists of disorganized showers and thunderstorms moving toward the West at 16 mph. Top winds 30 mph. In the next several days conditions will become somewhat favorable for development into a depression or storm. As invest 95l enters the Caribbean wind shear levels will rise with development chances becoming less likely. Computer Models keep this disturbance moving mainly Westward into the Caribbean by mid to late week.

The other area developed Sunday afternoon, several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Some development of this system is possible over the next several days while it moves slowly toward the west-northwest or northwest over the open Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center forecasts the chances of development over the next 5 days at 20 percent.

Stay up to date on all tropical developments in our hurricane center.

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