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Thursday morning Tropics check (08/03/2017)

Thursday morning Tropics check (08/03/2017)
Posted at 6:03 AM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 06:03:00-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- A vigorous tropical wave is emerging off the west coast of Africa. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has already issued outlooks on this system.

The latest outlook as of 2:00am ET gives this system a 50% chance of tropical depression development within the next five days. Unlike the previous waves that have come before, this system already shows more potential to last as it begins it's long track west through the open Atlantic. At this point in time, it is NO threat to any U.S. land mass.

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You can catch the forecast on WTXL Sunrise starting at 5:00, as well as WTXL Midday at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

Plus, you can get the Storm Team Forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.