ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor three systems in the tropics.
Showers and thunderstorms have become slightly less organized in association with a tropical wave located a little more than 900 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, the NHC said Thursday.
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However, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression is still likely to form late this week or this weekend.
The system is expected to move west to west-northwest across the tropical Atlantic during the next several days.
The NHC says it has an 70% chance of developing tropical characteristics over the next five days.
Meanwhile, shower activity remains poorly organized in association with a broad low pressure system located about 200 miles south-southeast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression is still likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves north-northwest to north off the southeast U.S. coast.
Regardless of development, this system could bring high surf to portions of the southeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. Coasts later this week.
It has a 70% chance to develop.
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And a tropical wave just inland over Africa is expected to emerge off the west coast of Africa in the next day or so.
Thereafter, environmental conditions are forecast to be somewhat conducive for additional development while the system moves west-northwest to northwest over the far eastern Atlantic.
The NHC says it has a 20% chance to develop.
The next named storms will be called Odette, Peter and Rose.
Hurricane season runs until December.