"We're looking at heavy tropical downpours, some gusty winds possible".
The National Hurricane Center is giving this area of disturbed weather only a 20% chance of development within the next two days.
The first is located in the mid-Atlantic, 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. This disturbance is expected to move slowly westward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean for the next several days. The GFS model brings a moderate low pressure area (Tropical Depression/weak Tropical Storm) into the central Gulf of Mexico by Sunday, then more of a turn toward the northern Gulf Coast early next week. The second is located near the Cape Verde Islands and has a 30% chance of development during the next five days. There is still some uncertainty on where this wave will track and how much more it will develop so we will continue watching it and will have updates as new data comes in.
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Stay with WPTV and Storm Team 5 for the latest developments on this storm. This system is expected to move west and into unfavorable wind conditions giving it only a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next 48 hours and another 10 percent within the next five days.
The forecast says there's a 60 to 80 percent chance of showers starting Thursday. Sunday and Monday is looking wetter, as bands of rain will likely be pushing onshore from this incoming tropical wave, but models are inconsistent on strength. The tropical wave is now forecast to move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. Both had low chances of development as of Wednesday morning.
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