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Sunday evening Tropics check (08/20/2017)

Tropics check (08/20/2017)
Tropics check (08/20/2017)
Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-20 16:29:00-04

MIDWAY, FL (WTXL) -- There are a few areas of interest we are watching, but none are a local concern. Two areas in the eastern Atlantic have low development chances over the next 5 days. In the Caribbean Sea, Harvey has a strong chance of regaining tropical storm status before reaching the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday. 

An area of low pressure located 900 miles east of the Leeward Islands is trying to gain organization as it travels northwestward at 15 mph. The environmental conditions are not favorable and the system only has a 10% chance of developing.

Just north of the Dominican Republic, an area has a 30% chance as it continues moving northwest at 15-20 mph. The storm is expected to reach the Bahamas by midweek, but likely will not become organized.

The storm in the Caribbean, formerly Harvey, no longer has a center of circulation. There is a 70% chance that it can become a tropical cyclone again before it reaches Belize by Tuesday. The system is expected to continue traveling west-northwest, approaching the Bay of Campeche by midweek where it could restrengthen. 

-- Meteorologist Valerie Mills