Atlantic Coming Alive: tracking two tropical waves

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"A subtropical ridge of high pressure remains north of the Orlando area, ushering in a muggy, southeasterly flow on Thursday", Campos said.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring what it calls Potential Tropical Cyclone Six in the far Atlantic.

This system is expected to bring rains and gusty winds to those islands in two or three days, and interests in that region should monitor the progress of this disturbance.

Storm Ophelia - a tropical revolving storm which hit Ireland's south coast - evolved from the strongest eastern Atlantic hurricane in a century.

Ahead of the approaching storm, the government of the Cabo Verde Islands has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southern islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava.

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Storm Ophelia brought the country to a standstill previous year as average wind speeds of between 65 and 80km/h with some gusts of 110 to 130km/h struck the emerald isle.

Located about 2,573 miles west of Hilo, Norman was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph while moving west-northwest at 10 mph at 5 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm has gained a little more strength and is expected to move into the Central Pacific Basin (crossing 140 W) later today. The system has winds of 25kts and is moving W around 10kts. This will increase rain chances for the state late this weekend or early next week. "This time of the season is also termed the "Cape Verde Island" season, due to the waves developing near those islands off the African coast".

If this moves into the Gulf of Mexico, we may have to watch it for potential tropical development as well.

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