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Now Two Tropical Waves Tracking Across the Atlantic

Now Two Tropical Waves Tracking Across the Atlantic

Two tropical waves in the Atlantic have the potential to develop into tropical depressions or storms this week.

If necessary, an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance Monday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

After the system passes through the islands overnight Tuesday or Wednesday, conditions in the eastern Caribbean Sea are less favorable for development, Brown said.

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Even if no cyclone forms, the system is expected to dump heavy rain on the Lesser Antilles.

After that, less favourable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development.

Forecasters says there's about a 20 percent chance that storm, located about 800 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands off Africa's west coast, will become a tropical cyclone.

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The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a 40 to 50 percent chance of developing into a named system over the next two to five days and it could bear down on the Lesser Antilles by the end of the week.

NHC forecasters say that some gradual development of Invest 96L is possible over the next few days while it moves slowly toward the west-northwest or northwest over the open Atlantic Ocean.

The beginning of the 2017 hurricane season has shown some activity with Tropical Storms Bret and Cindy in June, but August through October is considered the peak of the season.

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