Disturbance 1. Central Tropical Atlantic: An elongated trough of low pressure is centered about 750 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development of this system, and a tropical depression could form during the next several days while moving toward the west or west-northwest at about 10 mph across the central tropical Atlantic. Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent and formation chance through 7 days...medium...50 percent.
Disturbance 2. Eastern Tropical Atlantic: A tropical wave moving off the west coast of Africa is forecast to move toward the west-northwest at about 15 mph, with an area of low pressure expected to form in a day or so near or just to the west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Further development of the low is possible, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend before environmental conditions become unfavorable early next week. Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent and formation chance through 7 days...medium...40 percent.
Disturbance 3. Western Gulf of Mexico: A broad area of low pressure could form in the central or western Gulf of Mexico by the beginning of next week. Some slow development of this system is possible thereafter as it moves westward and approaches the western Gulf of Mexico coastline by the middle of next week. Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent and formation chance through 7 days...low...20 percent.