UPDATE : Tropical wave 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles


Source: NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

On this Saturday morning, a tropical wave is located over the Atlantic Ocean about 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, moving westward at 25 to 30 mph. While the associated shower activity has increased since yesterday, any additional development should be slow to occur due to the rapid motion of the system.

Regardless of development, this system will likely bring showers and gusty winds to portions of the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the eastern Caribbean Sea beginning later today. The disturbance is expected to be in the western Caribbean Sea by the middle of next week, where conditions could become more conducive or development.

Farther to the east,, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave and a low pressure system centered a couple of hundred miles southwest of Cabo Verde has become less organized during the past 24 hours.

However, there is still a chance for some development during the next day or two before the disturbance encounters a less favorable environment over the central tropical Atlantic.

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