By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
There are no active tropical cyclones at the time of this writing
>>> Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
Showers and thunderstorms continue to increase today near a broad area of low pressure located a few hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.
Environmental conditions are conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to form in a day or two. Further development should become less likely late this week due to increasing upper-level winds.
The system is forecast to move generally northwestward over the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…70 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent
>>> East of the Windward Islands:
A tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the southern Windward Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Slow development is possible during the next several days while the wave moves generally westward at 15 to 20 mph, reaching the Windward Islands and the eastern Caribbean Sea by midweek and the western Caribbean over the weekend.
Interests in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent