Today over the Atlantic basin there are three areas for potential development:
Showers and thunderstorms have become slightly less organized in association with a tropical wave located a little more than 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. However, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression is still likely to form late this week or this weekend. It has a high (70 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and a high (80 percent) chance during the next five days.
Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased today over the eastern portion of a broad area of low pressure located about 250 miles south-southeast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A tropical depression is still likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves northward to north-northeastward off the southeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. coasts. It has a high (70 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and five days.
Showers and thunderstorms over the far eastern tropical Atlantic are associated with a tropical wave that will move off the west coast of Africa today. Environmental conditions are forecast to be marginally conducive for some gradual development over the next few days while the system moves west-northwestward to northwestward over the far eastern Atlantic.It has a low (10 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and a low (20 percent) chance during the next five days