28th August 2020 – Disturbance 1 has formed along 48W, or about 785 miles ESE of Barbados. It is moving to the west near 12 mph. This will take the system into the Windward Islands by Sunday into Monday. The disturbance consists of a large area of disorganized showers and storms. Environmental conditions are marginal for development as it moves across the Atlantic and Caribbean. There is a 30 percent chance of development within the next seven days.
Disturbance 2 is located along 21W, or about 230 miles east of the Cabo Verde Islands. The system is moving to the west near 5 mph. The disturbance may stall to the west of the Cabo Verde Islands Sunday into early next week, and then begin moving to the west-northwest across the Atlantic later next week. Conditions may become more favorable for development as the system moves across the eastern and central Atlantic next week. It may approach the northern Leeward Islands next Sunday. There is a 30 percent chance of tropical development.
Both disturbances are not a threat to the British Virgin Islands at this point however; residents should continue to monitor progress of the systems in the event conditions change.
Continue to be prepared and have all plans in place if needed.
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