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Gradual Development Possible For Tropical Wave Located East of Windward Islands

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The National Hurricane Center is providing guidance on the trajectory of a tropical wave currently located more than 1000 miles east of the Windward Islands, which NHC says is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

According to the report, some gradual development of this system is possible over the next several days as it moves generally westward to west-northwestward over the central tropical Atlantic through the end of the week. 

NHC gave the system no chance of formation during the next 48 hours and a 20 percent chance of development in the five-day window.

Another tropical wave currently moving off the west coast of Africa is producing an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms, according to NHC. Environmental conditions appear only marginally favorable, however, and any development of this wave should be slow to occur while it moves  westward or west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic  through the end of the week.

Formation chances in the next 48 hours is not expected, while NHC gave the system a 20 percent chance of development in the five-day window.

Earlier this month, Tropical Storm Earl passed north of the USVI, producing some wind and rain along the way. The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season started on Wed. June 1 and end of Wed. Nov. 30, 2022.

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