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Thursday morning Tropics check (08/30/2018)

Thursday morning Tropics check, tropical wave (08/30/2018)
Thursday morning Tropics check (08/30/2018)
Thursday morning Tropics check (08/30/2018)
Posted at 6:08 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 04:55:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The National Hurricane Center is continuing to watch an area of disturbed weather off the west coast of Africa.

Environmental conditions are favorable for this disturbance to become better organized. In fact, there is a 90% chance of formation in five days. This area of interest is expected to move near the Cape Verde Islands and remain in the open Atlantic Ocean. 

A little closer to home, there is an area of disturbed and disorganized weather near Puerto Rico. Environmental conditions are not favorable for development at this time, but models are continuing to suggest that this disturbance will move into the Gulf of Mexico, possibly passing over the Florida Peninsula, next week. At this time, it is too early to determine what kind of development, if any, could occur in the Gulf, or what part of the coast it may impact. 

Stay with the WTXL First Alert Weather team for the very latest regarding the tropics as we help keep you weather aware.