Distant tropical depression "likely" this weekend

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is reporting that a distant tropical wave will likely become a tropical depression over the weekend.

They say that the broad low pressure system is currently location about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. It continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. 

In the next day or so, the NHC says that the system will only gradually develop while moving west-northwestward at 10 to 15 miles per hour. However, environmental conditions could become more supportive by Saturday and has a 70 percent chance over development through the next five days.

The NHC goes on to say that a tropical depression is likely to form over the weekend. It will be located just several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles at this point.

Meanwhile, a second tropical wave is currently located near the northwestern Bahamas. It only has a 10 percent chance of development over the next five days and is expected to just produce heavy rainfall for Cuba, the Bahamas, and Florida over the next day or two. 

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