The National Hurricane Center is now monitoring two systems in the Atlantic basin.
The system moving off Africa may become a tropical depression early next week as it moves across the Atlantic.
Here's the latest update from the NHC as of 2 a.m. June 24:
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What's out there and where are they?
Disturbance 1: Closest to the U.S. is an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms associated with a small area of low pressure located about 200 miles east of Barbados.
Disturbance 2: The second system is a strong tropical wave expected to emerge off the coast of Africa later today.
How likely are they to strengthen?
Disturbance 1: Increasing upper-level winds are likely to prevent further development of this system during the next couple of days while it moves west-northwest at about 10 mph. This disturbance could produce increased shower activity and some gusty winds when it moves across the Lesser Antilles Friday.
- Formation chance through 48 hours: low, 10 percent.
- Formation chance through 5 days: low, 10 percent
Disturbance 2: Although ocean temperatures are still relatively cool over the tropical Atlantic Ocean and are only marginally conducive for development, a small tropical depression could form by early next week as it moves west to west-northwest at about 15 mph across the tropical eastern and central Atlantic Ocean.
- Formation chance through 48 hours: low, 20 percent.
- Formation chance through 5 days: medium, 40 percent.
Who is likely to be impacted?
It's too early at this time to determine if there will be any impact to land from either of the systems. Forecasters urge all residents to continue monitoring the tropics and to always be prepared during what's expected to be an active hurricane season.
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