Back-to-back systems showing further development potential


Two tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean may develop into tropical depressions. (National Hurricane Center)

HOLT, Fla., Sept. 14, 2017–Two systems in the tropical Atlantic Ocean are likely to become tropical depressions according to the National Hurricane Center.

Both storms now have NHC numbers, 96 and 97.

Storm 96 is about 850 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and traveling about 15 mph.

Gradual development is expected during the next several days and will likely form a tropical depression early next week, according to the NHC.

Further formation chance is now high at 80 percent through the next five days.

Storm 97, while it was possible to encounter less-favorable environmental conditions this morning, now has a 90 percent chance of further development.

Located about 300 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands, this system is moving west-northwest at 10 mph.

The NHC forecasts this system to become a tropical depression tonight or Friday.

The next name on the 2017 hurricane list is Lee, followed by Maria.

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