tropics 9/14

Photo from National Hurricane Center

Two systems in the eastern Atlantic Ocean have a high chance of tropical cyclone formation in the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The first, a tropical wave about 800 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, is producing widespread showers and thunderstorms as it moves west at about 15 mph. Conditions are “expected to be conducive” for development, and a tropical depression could form early next week, the Hurricane Center said. Chance of formation through the next five days is 70 percent.

The other tropical wave is located between the west coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands. It’s currently producing a “large area of disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity,” the Hurricane Center said.

Some development is possible over the next few days before upper-level winds become less favorable. The system is expected to move west over the far eastern Atlantic for the next several days. Chance of formation through the next five days is 70 percent.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Jose is located about 435 east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and is expected to become a hurricane again by this weekend. It is forecast to continue moving toward the west-northwest through Friday, followed by a turn to the northwest on Saturday.

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Jose tracking map

Tropical Storm Jose projected path as of 1 p.m. Sept. 14, 2017