HOLT, Fla., July 3, 2018–The National Hurricane Center has identified an area in the southeast Atlantic Ocean in addition to the system forming near Bermuda.
At this time, neither system is expected to directly affect the United States.
A vigorous tropical wave is producing a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, according to the NHC.
Environmental conditions are forecast to be somewhat conducive for gradual development of this disturbance during the next few days while it moves west to west-northwest at 15-to-20 mph.
By the weekend, however, drier conditions are expected to become less favorable for tropical cyclone formation.
Formation chance through the next five days is low at 20 percent.
Meanwhile, the area of disturbed weather located a few hundred miles southeast of Bermuda changed little today, according to the NHC.
However, environmental conditions are gradually forecast to become more conducive for the development of a low-pressure system by late this week when the disturbance is expected to be south or southwest of Bermuda.
The system is forecast to move generally northward during the weekend and begin interacting with a frontal system Sunday which would limit any additional development.
Further formation chance for this system is at 50 percent through the next five days.
National Hurricane Center forecast