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DISTURBANCE 1 SHOWING SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT

DISTURBANCE 1 SHOWING SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT

August 4, 20171226Views

Disturbance 1 is near 9.5N, 28.5W (approximately 2478 miles from the VI) and  is moving to the west near 20 mph. The system has become better organized over the last 24 hours. It has a high (80 percent) chance of developing as it tracks westward. There continues to be much uncertainty regarding the long range track. Some of the model guidance favors a stronger and farther north system that passes north of the Caribbean in about 5-6 days. However, dry air ahead of the system may keep it weaker and farther south. If the system were to reach the eastern Caribbean, it would do so in about 6 days. Residents are encouraged to monitor the system as there is a level of uncertainty concerning development and location of impact.

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