Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM EDT Fri Aug 2 2019

 1. An elongated area of low pressure located over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles southeast of the Lesser Antilles continues to generate limited showers and thunderstorms.

Some slow development of this system is possible, and a tropical depression could form well east of the Leeward Islands by early next week while the low moves west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph. Upper-level winds are forecast to become less conducive for development as the system approaches the Leeward Islands Tuesday and


* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.


Forecaster Zelinsky/Ramos