New Atlantic system shows potential


A new system is expected to become a tropical depression in the next few days. (image National Hurricane Service)

HOLT, Fla., Aug. 13, 2017–A new weather system is in the eastern Atlantic Ocean with potential to grow during the next few days.

Identified by the National Hurricane Center as Invest 91, this system, located southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands, is forecast to merge with a broad area of low pressure in a day or two.

According to the NHC, environmental conditions are expected to become more favorable for development later this week as it moves westward at 15 mph.

The center gives this system a 30 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm during the next five days.

Meanwhile, the other system that’s been wandering around in the tropical Atlantic since the first of the month found its footing and became a tropical depression overnight.  It is expected to become Tropical Storm Gert later today or tonight.

The storm is expected to turn north tonight, then turn northeast away from the United States Monday.


Tropical Storm Gert is expected to form later today or tonight, then move away from the United States by Monday. (image National Hurricane Center)

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