Hurricane Forecasters keeping an eye on 2 tropical disturbances over weekend

One was in the Caribbean Sea and the other was out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Forecasters will be watching these two tropical disturbances over the weekend.
Forecasters will be watching these two tropical disturbances over the weekend. [ National Hurricane Center ]
Published Aug. 26, 2022|Updated Aug. 26, 2022

Hurricane forecasters are watching disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea this weekend, although neither system posed much of a threat to strengthen.

In the eastern Atlantic, a broad area of low pressure was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Hurricane Center in its advisory issued at 2 p.m. Friday.

Meteorologists said there was just a 10% chance the disturbance grows into a stronger system over the weekend, and a 30% chance there is further development by early next week.

In the eastern Caribbean Sea, a similar area of low pressure was producing showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions may begin to support a slow development of the system as it travels west next week. The hurricane center said there is little to no chance that the storm will develop over the weekend, and about a 30% chance it will develop throughout next week.

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