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Hurricane forecasters eye a tropical wave in the Atlantic

It has a low chance of becoming a cyclone this week.

The National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical wave that could develop into a cyclone the next few days.

The tropical wave, located several hundred miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands at 2 p.m. Sunday, was moving west-northwestward at around 20 miles per hour, wrote forecaster Jack Beven.

There is a 10 percent chance that it develops into a cyclone in two days and a 20 percent chance that it develops in five days.

Additionally, a low pressure area off the southeastern coast of the United States is expected to form in a few days. The system has a 20 percent chance of developing though the next five days as it moves northeast.

Scientists are expecting an active hurricane season this year, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting between 13 and 19 named storms.

The 2020 hurricane season has seen four named storms so far, with Dolly forming Tuesday afternoon. The storm posed no threat to Florida.

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