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Tropical depression likely to form, NOAA says

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(credit: NOAA)

A broad area of low pressure, associated with a tropical wave, is located about midway between the west coast of Africa and the Windward Islands. This system is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms that continues to show some signs of organization.

Environmental conditions appear generally favorable for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next few days while the system moves west-northwestward at about 20 mph.

(credit: NOAA)

Interests in the Windward and Leeward Islands should closely monitor this system as it will likely be moving through that region on Friday.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent.

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