Development chances increase for tropical wave in Atlantic

System could become tropical depression early next week

A tropical wave moves across the Atlantic.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A tropical wave over the eastern Atlantic now has a 60% chance to develop over the next five days.

Invest 94, as designated by the National Hurricane Center, on Friday continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

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Invest stands for area of investigation and is the point when the National Hurricane Center begins running forecast models for specific disturbances.

Environmental conditions appear favorable for development as the system moves west at 15-20 mph, and a tropical depression could form by early next week.


Computer models

Computer forecasts take the system west into the Caribbean by the middle of next week.

The next named storm will be called Bonnie.

Hurricane season ends Dec. 1.

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About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.