7th August 2020 – Disturbance 1 was identified this morning along about 40w or about 1,450 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Thunderstorms with this system have become more concentrated and organized during the past 24 hours and there’s even some evidence of a low-level rotation. Even though environmental conditions are not ideal, there is a small chance for development over the next day or two as this system moves west. Conditions are forecast to become more hostile later this weekend into early next week. As a result, even if development does occur, forecasters think that this system will more than likely weaken back to a tropical wave well before reaching the islands of the eastern Caribbean Sea. The NHC has indicated a 10% percent chance of tropical development over the next several days.
The DDM will continue to monitor Disturbance 1 and provide updates accordingly.
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