Tropics: Here’s Something To Keep Our Eyes On
The past couple of days, and surely for the next few social media will be filled with memories and photos of the meteorological event that was soaking the Gulf Coast a year ago - Hurricane Harvey.
And on the anniversary of that storm and the arrival of Hurricane Katrina in '05, there's something off the coast of Africa that bears our early attention. It's a little nervy to open the map and the first mention of any future issues is marked by an 'X' that's already passed yellow and is orange.
In what the National Hurricane Center is calling Disturbance 1, a tropical wave which is still over the African west coast is expected to commingle with a low pressure area expected to form soon between the African coast and the Cape Verde Islands on Thursday or Friday.
According to the Tropical Weather Outlook from the National Hurricane Center, additional development is predicted and a tropical depression is expected to form over the weekend. The system is expected to move west-northwestward near Cabo Verde.
It's still going to be a few days before we get a real handle on this situation, but it is something to keep our eyes on.