What’s next in the tropics?

Two areas to watch in the Atlantic

Tropical development next five days

ORLANDO, Fla. – With Hurricane Laura making landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border Thursday morning, all eyes are on the tropics.

Two new tropical waves are being highlighted by the National Hurricane Center.

A wave over the central tropical Atlantic, closer to the Lesser Antilles has a 10% chance for development over the next two days. That goes up to 30% within five days.

The wave closer to Africa has a 20% percent chance to develop tropical characteristics over the next five days.

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The next two named storms will be called Nana and Omar.

Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwestern Louisiana as a ferocious Category 4 monster early Thursday, swamping a low-lying coast with ocean water that forecasters said could be 20 feet deep and unsurvivable.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm, which intensified rapidly Wednesday before plowing into land, came ashore at 1 a.m. CDT near Cameron, a 400-person community about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of the Texas border.

“Potentially catastrophic impacts will continue,” forecasters said.

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