There are no active tropical cyclones at the time of this writing
However, there’s a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic…which will likely become a tropical depression
The potential track by the models, will likely take the system too far to the north…for it to be a threat to the Lesser Antilles Islands.
The limiting factors for the development of Invest 98L will be the dry air to its north, plus large scale sinking air over the tropical Atlantic.
Despite these limitations, according to the NHC, the chance of development of 98L into a tropical cyclone…is now high.
Should 98L become a tropical storm…it would take on the name Fiona.
A series of tropical waves (African easterly waves) will likely move westward from the east coast of Africa during the next week, as did Invest 98L. Here’s a satellite image of these potential waves…which are the areas with the deeper clouds in red.
An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave centered about 600 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is beginning to show some signs of organization. Environmental conditions appear to be favorable for additional development, and a tropical depression could form on Wednesday. This system is expected to move toward the west-northwest and then northwest over the open waters of the central Atlantic during the next several days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…80 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent