Two areas that have a small chance of becoming the next named storms in this year’s hurricane season have emerged in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
The first area, referred to as Disturbance 1 by the National Hurricane Center, was an area of low pressure located a few hundred miles east of the Windward Islands on Wednesday afternoon. It has been given just a 10 percent chance of formation by governmental meteorologists over the next five days.
Disturbance 1 is expected to weaken in the coming days because of increasing upper-level winds, the hurricane center wrote in a 2 p.m. bulletin.
The other area, temporarily named Disturbance 2, has a slightly higher chance of formation. Located off the West African coast, the tropical wave has been given a 20 percent chance of development over the next five days. From there, forecasters project the wave to undergo gradual development by early next week while moving generally westward over the far eastern Atlantic.
The next named storms of the season will be called Danny and Elsa.
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