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National Hurricane Center watching multiple tropical waves for development in Atlantic

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 16:51:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The National Hurricane Center is watching two tropical waves in the Atlantic Ocean as hurricane season begins to peak.

One of the tropical waves is located 700 miles east of the Windward Islands. The system will churn west toward the Caribbean Sea, where it has a better chance of developing into a tropical depression by midweek.

The other tropical wave is positioned just off the western coast of Africa. Meteorologists with the NHC give this system a 40 percent chance of developing in the next five days.

Both Josephine and Kyle are no longer tropical storms. As of 5:00 p.m. Sunday, the NHC downgraded Josephine from a tropical depression into an area of low pressure that will sit out at sea. Kyle, which became a tropical storm Friday, is now a post-tropical storm.

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is already off to a record start. Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting an active hurricane season.