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Sunday evening Tropics check (10/14/2018)

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 15:48:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- There are two areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Basin, though neither of them are expected to reach the American coastline.

One area of disturbed weather is about 200 miles east southeast of the Nicaragua and Honduras border. This is a broad area of low pressure in a region where upper level winds are only marginally favorable for development. Over the next several days, this disturbance will push northwestward, reaching Nicaragua and Honduras by late Monday. At this time, there is only a 20% chance of development in the next five days.

Closer to the northeast coast of South America is our second disturbance. Currently, this area of low pressure is about 800 miles east of French Guiana and producing quite a bit of clouds and thunderstorms. Upper level winds are expected to become unfavorable for development by midweek. Because of this, there is only a 10% chance of formation in the next five days as this disturbance pushes west.