ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane season runs until December, so now’s not the time to let your guard down.
As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, here’s what’s happening in the tropics.
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A small but concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms is redeveloping along a tropical wave a few hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.
Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form by Thursday or Friday while the system moves west at 10 to 15 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic Ocean.
The National Hurricane Center says the system has a 90% chance of developing tropical characteristics in the next five days.
Its projected long-term path is uncertain.
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The remnants of Odette, about 700 miles west-northwest of the westernmost Azores, could acquire some subtropical characteristics during the next few days while it moves slowly southeast over warmer waters across the north-central Atlantic Ocean.
By the end of the week, the system is expected to encounter more hostile environmental conditions.
The NHC says it has a 50% chance to develop.
The next named storms will be called Sam, Teresa and Victor.