With the peak of hurricane season less than two weeks away, National Hurricane Center forecasters on Sunday continued monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic and a low pressure area that could develop in the coming week.
First, a tropical wave located over the Dutch Caribbean ABC-Islands is already producing showers and thunderstorms. It has a 70% chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next 48 hours and a 80% chance over the next five days.
A tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves moves westward at about 15 mph across the central Caribbean Sea. Jamaica, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatán peninsula should monitor the wave.
A westward-moving tropical wave is moving over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands but has only a 20% chance of formation during the next 5 days.
This system is producing limited shower activity, and any development of this system should be slow to occur due to unfavorable environmental conditions.
NOAA / ABC Flash Point Weather News 2020.