August 29, 20172126Views

Disturbance 1 is located near latitude 12 degrees North, longitude 23 degrees West, or a couple hundred miles south of the Cape Verde Islands. It is moving to the West-North West at about 20 mph. This is expected to continue over the next few days, before turning more westward over the central Atlantic. The disturbance is producing showers and thunderstorms, and it is showing signs of organization. The system is expected to gradually become better organized over the next few days. Latest model guidance suggests that it may become a threat to the Leeward Islands in about a week. However, it is too early to determine the exact track and intensity. The chance of development over the next 7 days is 90 percent.

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