Tropical system just off African coast shows potential

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National Hurricane Center predicts the new system may develop further during the next five days. (image courtesy National Hurricane Center)

HOLT, Fla., Aug. 3, 2017–A new system off the west coast of Africa shows some potential for further development during the next few days.

According to the National Hurricane Center, this tropical wave could form a tropical depression by early next week.

Located 500 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands, the system is moving 10-to-15 mph to the west-northwest.

Hurricane models from the South Florida Water Management District show the storm bouncing around the Atlantic a bit, but may smooth out as the system makes it way further west.

The center gives this storm a 60 percent chance of further formation during the next five days.

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Image courtesy South Florida Water Management District

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