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Tropical disturbance in Atlantic has 70 percent chance of development by next week

If it develops, it’ll become the third named storm of the hurricane season.
The disturbance may form into the depression as soon as early next week, hundreds of miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
The disturbance may form into the depression as soon as early next week, hundreds of miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
Published Aug. 1, 2019

The Southeastern United States might be bracing for another run with the tropics next week.

A tropical disturbance with a 70 percent chance of developing into a depression continues to move westward across the Atlantic Ocean, according to an 8 a.m. National Hurricane Center advisory.

The system may form into the depression as soon as early next week, hundreds of miles east of the Lesser Antilles. It’s currently moving west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. If it develops, it will become the third named storm of this year’s hurricane season, Chantal.

Along with it, another system is moving up along Florida’s east coast where it will drop heavy rain for the next two days. But its chance of forming into a depression is hovering at a low 10 percent.