A third tropical wave formed in the Atlantic early Wednesday — and while its chances of strengthening as it moves away from Africa remain low, the other two systems are forecast to turn into tropical depressions this week, the National Hurricane Center said.
Wave one, the closest one, is producing disorganized showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds over the eastern Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 a.m. advisory. Forecasters say the fast-paced system is moving west and is not expected to see any significant developments until it slows and reaches the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
A tropical depression is then likely to form late this week or during the weekend, according to the hurricane center. The wave has a 40% chance of tropical cyclone formation in the next 48 hours and an 80% in the next five days.