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Forecasters monitoring Tropical Storm Igor, 2 other weather systems

As Tropical Storm Igor strengthens and churns westward through the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters were also watching two other tropical weather systems.

On Saturday afternoon, Igor was 915 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is moving at 20 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and is expected to become a hurricane by tonight.

However, Bay News 9 meterorologist Diane Kacmarik said Igor will not be a threat to the Tampa Bay area. Even if it continues to travel west, the storm will be steered north by upper level troughs, she said.

Also, showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure over the eastern Caribbean Sea have increased, the center said. A tropical depression could form as the system moves west into the central and western Caribbean Sea. The center said there is a good chance that the system could become a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. Computer models point the system toward the Yucatan, Kacmarik said.

The Hurricane Center is also monitoring a tropical wave near the west coast of Africa, saying that some development of this system is possible in the next couple of days. This system also does not appear to pose a threat to the Tampa Bay area, Kacmarik said.

Forecasters monitoring Tropical Storm Igor, 2 other weather systems 09/11/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00pm]
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