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Tropics get busier, 4 waves to watch

August 18, 2023
Tropics get busier, 4 waves to watch

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring four areas of interest in the Tropical Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

An area of low pressure in the Eastern Atlantic, Invest-98, is continuing to show signs of organization with conditions favorable for additional development. A tropical depression is likely to form over the weekend as the storm inches its way across the Atlantic, moving west-northwest at 10 mph. This system has little to no chance of impacting the SE U.S.

,An invest, short for investigation, is a classification the NHC uses to collect specialized data and run models to better understand a weather system.

A second invest is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles. The NHC says that a tropical depression could still form during the next couple of days. Invest-99 has a 40% chance of development over the next two days and a 40% chance to evolve in the next seven days. As