By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Tuesday, August 15, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
There are no active tropical cyclones at the time of this writing
>>> Eastern Tropical Atlantic…
Disorganized showers and thunderstorms located over the central tropical Atlantic are associated with an elongated trough of low pressure centered about 600 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…20 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…medium…40 percent
>>> Central Tropical Atlantic…
A tropical wave moving off the west coast of Africa is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
This system is forecast to move toward the west-northwest at about 15 mph, with an area of low pressure forming in a couple of days near or just to the west of the Cabo Verde Islands.
Further development of the low is possible over the weekend before environmental conditions become unfavorable early next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…low…30 percent