Tropical wave has 90 percent chance of development in next five days, NHC says

FOX 35 is tracking a tropical wave in the Atlantic, which is likely to strengthen into a depression.

It is currently located southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving westward at 20 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says.


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Over the next two days, they say it has a 70 percent chance of developing. Then, over the next five days, they say chances for development increases to 90 percent. FOX 35 meteorologist Alison Gargaro says that it could become a tropical depression as early as the middle of next week. 


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If it develops, the NHC says it will form near the Lesser Antilles. As of now, it shows no impact on Florida. 

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