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New Atlantic activity: Invest 98L

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two disturbances in the Atlantic Basin.


At 8:00am Invest 98L was located at 14.2N, 43.6W, about 1250 miles east of the southern Lesser Antilles. Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with this low pressure system has continued to become better organized since yesterday.
Satellite data also indicates that the low’s circulation is gradually becoming better defined.

If current trends continue, a tropical depression is likely to form later today or tonight while the low moves westward at around 20 mph.

The chances of formation through 48 hours and through 5 days are high at 90%

Further out to the west, a tropical wave located near the Cape Verde Islands is accompanied by disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to be only marginally conducive across the tropical Atlantic Ocean this week, and development of this system is unlikely while it moves generally westward at 15 to 20 mph.

Locally, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are possible across portions of the Cape Verde Islands today.

The chances of formation of this system through 48 hours and through 5 days are low at 10%.

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Source: NOAA