2020 hurricane season

Tropical Wave Being Tracked in Atlantic Ocean, Could Become Next Depression

Conditions look favorable for development, which could lead to a depression over the next day or two

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Just over a week after South Florida was put on guard with Isaias going up the east coast of the state, another potential system in the Atlantic Ocean appears to be something to keep an eye on.

A tropical wave that was 600 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands Monday and moving to the west at roughly 15 miles per hour was being tracked by forecasters.

Conditions look favorable for development, which could lead to a depression over the next day or two. The National Hurricane Center was giving the system a 60% chance of tropical development.

Most of the computer models call for a continued track to the west. Considering the track and forward speed of the system, the Caribbean could be in play later this week.

Computer models are also showing that the wave will deal with unfavorable conditions later this week. If this holds true, we'd be dealing with more of a rain event versus a wind and surge event for the Windward Islands and points west.

If this system reaches tropical storm strength, its name would be Josephine.

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