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Saturday evening Tropics check (08/19/2017)

Tropical Depression Harvey forecast track (08/19/2017)
Tropics check (08/19/2017)
Tropics check (08/19/2017)
Posted at 5:47 PM, Aug 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-19 16:54:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The tropics look active with Tropical Depression Harvey in the Caribbean Sea and two tropical waves in the eastern Atlantic. At this point in time, none of these systems are a local threat.

Harvey was downgraded to Tropical Depression status earlier today. With winds sustained at 35 mph, the system is currently to the northwest of Curacao. Harvey is expected to continue traveling west at 22 mph and approach Honduras and Belize early next week. This storm is not going to affect the United States. 

The eastern Atlantic has two waves with moderate development chances over the next five days. The first is located 250 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and has a 30% chance. It will likely move northwestward at 20 mph and reach the Bahamas by early next week. Conditions do not look favorable for this system to gain organization in the next few days.

Just behind it, an area halfway between the Lesser Antilles and Africa is producing thunderstorms. This system has a 10% chance of tropical development as it continues moving west-northwest at 20 mph. At this time, neither of  these waves are expected to impact the American coastline. 

-- Meteorologist Valerie Mills