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Tropical Wave To Threaten Caribbean

25 Sep 2016, 8:18 am

A tropical wave over the open waters of the Atlantic is starting to get its act together and may threaten the Caribbean later this week. Strong wind shear is preventing the storm from organizing into a tropical depression in the near term.

This tropical wave is forecast to propagate westward toward the Lesser Antilles where environmental conditions will be favorable for further development.

Currently, the National Hurricane Center estimates this tropical wave has an 80% chance of development over the next four to five days.

Tropical Development

If further strengthening occurs, the Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles and South America would be at risk for gusty winds and heavy rain. Those with travel plans to the Caribbean are urged to follow the latest forecast.

The next name on the list for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is Matthew.

Names

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos

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