Potential Tropical Cyclone Six forms; Tropical wave in the Caribbean

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six forms; Tropical wave in the Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories on "Potential Tropical Cyclone Six", located just off the coast of Senegal.

This is by far the most impressive tropical wave of the season in this part of the Atlantic, and the NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team puts the odds of development into a tropical storm at 90% and the chance of development into a hurricane at 70%.

In an 2 p.m. update, forecasters said the system had sustained winds of 30 miles per hour traveling west at 12 miles per hour.

Strong wind shear is expected to keep the system from intensifying over the next several days.

"It's too soon to tell what potential impact this system wil have on any land mass", News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. This system is expected to move near the Florida Peninsula this weekend.

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In an update on Wednesday afternoon, the NHC said a vigorous low-pressure area associated with a tropical wave is forecast to form between the coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands on Thursday.

Scattered showers and storms should then develop across the interior and shift west as the sea breeze pushes inland.

Although chances of formation into a tropical system are very low, enhanced rainfall across the state is likely. The average high on this date is 91.

Of more immediate concern to South Florida is whether Labor Day weekend will be a washout. "The timing of higher rain chances will be hard to pinpoint due to some model inconsistencies, so the forecast will continue to remain at 50-60 percent, for now".

We'll continue to monitor this potential storm closely and let you know if anything changes.

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