The tropical Atlantic is showing signs of life. Latest observations reveal several waves strung out through the trade wind belt. These disturbances will bring episodes of showers to the Caribbean from midweek on.

Of greater concern to us is the area of low pressure near the Cape Verde Islands. This disturbance could become a tropical depression within the next 36 hours. If the plug is pulled on this one, the next wave coming off Africa might be the one that gets energized.

In either case, a tropical disturbance in one form or another could reach the Bahamas toward the end of next week then pose a threat to the East Coast. Right now, this is something for the back burner, but it's something the Hurricane Center will keep a close eye on.

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