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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Fri Aug 21 2020
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently
upgraded Tropical Storm Laura, which is approaching the northern
Leeward Islands, and on Tropical Depression Fourteen, located over
the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
1. An area of disorganized cloudiness and showers located between the
west coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands is associated with
a broad area of low pressure and tropical wave. This disturbance is
expected to move westward at 15 to 20 mph across the Cabo Verde
Islands during the next 24 hours. Conditions are forecast to be
only marginally conducive for some development over the next couple
of days. After that time, environmental conditions are expected to
become less favorable for development. Regardless of development
this system will likely bring gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall
across portions of the Cabo Verde Islands this weekend.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.