Tropical Update: Two tropical waves to watch


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) -The tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea has an unlikely chance for development as it encounters wind shear and land. The National Hurricane Center is still keeping a close eye on the wave and giving chances at 10% for development over the next 5 days.

A separate tropical wave in the far eastern Atlantic also bears watching for possible slow development.

This tropical wave came off the west African coast on Sunday and is now located a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Strong upper-level winds will keep development down over the next couple of days, But in the next 5 days, there is a 20% chance for tropical development. The NHC said environmental conditions are forecast to become a little more conducive for development by this weekend.

This system is way too far out to start talking about specifics on track and intensity. But a few forecast models take this wave nearing the east coast towards the second week of August.

Be sure to stay tuned to News 13 and the Storm Tracker13 Weather team for continuous updates

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