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20% chance tropical wave east of Windward Islands develops: NHC

Forecasters are also monitoring a second wave off the west coast of Africa
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Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 24, 2022

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two waves that both have a 20% chance of forming over the next five days.

The first wave is currently a few hundred miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands.

The NHC said environmental conditions could become more conducive for slow development after the system crosses the Windward Islands and eastern Caribbean Sea late this week and into next week.

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The second is off the west coast of Africa. The NHC said that system could develop over the weekend while it moves westward at 10 to 15 miles an hour.

Hurricane season ends on November 30. There have been no hurricanes so far this season, but the Atlantic basin has seen three named storms.

Storm Names

AlexBonnie
ColinDanielle
EarlFiona
GastonHermine
IanJulia
KarlLisa
MartinNicole
OwenPaula
RichardShary
TobiasVirginie
Walter

HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds