#Miami, Florida – Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – No longer quiet, the tropics are with what the National Hurricane Center is calling a vigorous low pressure area associated with a tropical wave. It is forecast to form between the coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands on Thursday. Conditions appears to be favorable for development, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward near the Cabo Verde Islands and the adjacent Atlantic. This system is expected to bring rains and gusty winds to those islands in two or three days, and interests in that region should monitor the progress of this disturbance.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…60 percent.