The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the far Atlantic this morning. In their latest Tropical Weather Outlook, the NHC says organized showers and thunderstorms located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands are associated with a tropical wave. Some gradual development is possible through the week while this system moves westward at about 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Any formation will be slow though; the National Hurricane Center believes there’s no chance a tropical cyclone will form here over the next 48 hours and believes there’s a low chance , just 20%, that a tropical cyclone will form over the next 5 days.
While the National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on that system, eyes are also on the remnants of Tropical Depression #4 as it moves closer to the Bahamas and the southeastern United States. While no tropical cyclone formation is expected here, the area of moisture associated with this system will enhance rain shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bahamas and the southeastern US later this week.