Depression, disturbances on Hurricane Center's watch list

Chris Miller
August 23, 2019 - 4:16 pm

A tropical depression is expected to degenerate over the Atlantic Ocean midway between North Carolina and northern Africa. A tropical wave between Florida and the Bahamas has a 90 percent chance of storm formation over the next five days, and a wave headed west toward the Lesser Antilles has a 50 percent chance of becoming a depression or storm next week.

Tropical Depression Chantal is forecast to slowly loop around in the ocean, but is expected to dissipate late in the weekend or early next week. The system never posed any threat to land.

The disturbance labeled Invest 98L is just east of Miami and is showing signs of getting better organized. It could become a tropical depression in the next few days as it moves north then north-northeast, bringing rain up the coast toward the Carolinas. 

In the central Atlantic, roughly between Venezuela and western Africa, is disturbance 99L. It is headed in a west-northwest direction with about a 50 percent chance of becoming a depression or tropical storm early next week.

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