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Friday morning Tropics check (08/04/2017)

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 03:00:05-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Two strong tropical waves have favorable odds to develop into tropical depressions by early next week.

Starting off in the open Atlantic, a strong wave to the southwest of the Cape Verde Islands continues to produce thunderstorm activity and show healthy signs of development. Within the next two days, it has a 40% chance of becoming a depression. Within the next five days, it has an 80% chance to develop. This disturbance will continue to track west in the open Atlantic, approaching the Lesser Antilles.

Another disturbance in the eastern Caribbean (east of the Lesser Antilles) has a decent chance to develop into a tropical depression. In two days, the probability of development is 20% and in five days, the chance is at 50%. This will continue to track west-northwest toward the Yucatán Peninsula.

At this point in time, neither disturbance is a threat to the U.S.

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