8th September 2019 – Disturbance 1 is currently located along 36W which is approximately 1600 miles from the BVI and is tracking towards the west at around 15 mph. Thunderstorms have increased with the disturbance over the past 24 hours. However, it remains poorly organized. Conditions look to become more favorable for development by early next week as the disturbance continues to track towards the west. The chance of tropical development over the next week is 40 percent. Although Forecasters have reduced the chance of development in this forecast it is important note that these systems have the potential to change track and develop in a short period of time.
For this reason residents and visitors should continue to monitor its progress and be prepared for any sudden changes. The system still has chance of affecting the Lesser Antilles.
The disturbance if it were to develop would become Tropical Storm Humberto making it the eight tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Disturbance 2 is located a few hundred miles to the north of the northern Leeward Islands. It is moving to the west-northwest at 9 mph. Conditions could become marginally favorable for some tropical development next week as the system tracks towards the west-northwest. The chance of development over the next week is estimated near 20 percent.
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