A tropical wave located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, now has a 40% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone within 5 days. The wave continues to produce a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms No significant development of this system is expected for the next few days while it moves westward at about 15 mph. Thereafter, upper-level winds are forecast to gradually become more conducive, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
A tropical disturbance that has been drifting over the Caribbean since this past weekend is forecast to drift northwestward toward Florida and may gather some strength along the way this week.
The greatest threat from the feature along its path is likely to be from flooding downpours.
The disturbance, which is also referred to as a tropical wave in the weather community, has a small chance to become the fourth tropical depression of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.
"Waters are sufficiently warm for tropical development in the Caribbean," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun. "However, there is some wind shear in the path of the disturbance, and its forecast path takes the center near or over Hispaniola at midweek," Rathbun said.For more information, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here