1st August 2019 – A tropical disturbance in the Eastern Atlantic may become Tropical Storm Chantal before it reaches the Lesser Antilles around Tuesday. Persons should be on the alert as this system could track close to the vicinity of the Virgin Islands. The Disturbance is currently located at 10 degrees North and 38 degrees West, or about 1,853 miles from the Virgin Islands, and is moving in a westerly direction at near 15 mph. The system currently exhibits high moisture levels, strong atmospheric rotation, and some disorganized thunderstorm activity. The National Hurricane Centre has increased the chance of development to 70 percent within a five day period.
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