Tropical wave forms over Atlantic. Here’s what we know

Experts say system has 20% chance of tropical development over next 5 days

ORLANDO, Fla. – A tropical wave over the eastern Atlantic Ocean has a slight chance to develop in the coming days.

The National Hurricane Center on Thursday said the wave, which was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, could develop by early next week.

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The wave, located off the coast of Africa, is moving west at 15 mph over the tropical Atlantic.

The NHC said the system has a 20% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression over the next five days.

The next named storm will be called Bonnie.

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