Watching Two Atlantic Caribbean Tropical Storms

Wave coming off Africa

Cruise Ship Weather

1. A large area of showers and thunderstorms several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands is associated with a strong tropical wave. Development, if any, of this system is expected to be slow to occur during the next several days while the wave moves westward near 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

Yucatan Caribbean Sea

2. A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and adjacent land areas by the weekend. Some gradual development of this system is possible thereafter while it moves slowly northwestward toward the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

Atlantic Hurricane Forecast