Flash Flood Watch Still in Effect; New System Forming in Atlantic

Pablo Tucker
August 1, 2019

The National Hurricane Center says the tropical wave way out in the Atlantic will continue moving west.

There is another tropical wave that forecasters are watching, with projections that it could develop into a tropical depression in another week.

The second tropical wave is going to be one to watch for the Caribbean.

That disturbance is forecast to move northwestward to northward during the next several days, producing locally heavy rainfall over portions of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Florida.

This feature has a 50/50 chance of becoming a tropical depression from late this week through this weekend to the east of the Windward and Leeward Islands.

A second tropical wave has growing concerns as it moves west at 15 miles per hour in the Atlantic. The system is surrounded by dry air and dust from the Saharan Desert which is UNFAVORABLE for development as well as moderate upper level wind shear.

The U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands are in the possible path of a system that the National Hurricane Center is giving a 40 percent chance of formation in the coming days.

"Even if it does develop, it's still going to be several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles", FOX 13 meteorologist Brittany Rainey offered.

By Friday, Central Florida will begin to see increased rain chances as a result of this tropical wave.

The next name on the list will be Chantal.

Now is a good time to download News 6's Pinpoint Weather and Hurricane Apps as we head to the peak of hurricane season.

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