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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Tue Sep 5 2023
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly formed
Tropical Depression Thirteen, located over the central Tropical
1. Eastern Tropical Atlantic (AL96):
A broad low pressure system associated with a strong tropical wave
off the coast of West Africa, is producing a large area of showers
and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions appear conducive for
gradual development, and a tropical depression could form over the
far eastern tropical Atlantic during the middle to latter part of
the week while the system moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph.
This system is expected to move across the Cabo Verde Islands
Wednesday night and Thursday, and interests there should monitor its
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...high...70 percent.
2. Northeastern Atlantic (ex-Franklin):
Post-Tropical Cyclone Franklin is located a few hundred miles
northeast of the Azores, and is forecast to move quickly
east-southeastward towards warmer waters east of the Azores. This
system could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics
later this week or this weekend while it moves erratically between
the Azores and Portugal. For additional information on this system,
including gale warnings, see High Seas Forecasts issued by Meteo
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...low...20 percent.
Public Advisories on Tropical Depression Thirteen are issued under
WMO header WTNT33 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPAT3.
Forecast/Advisories on Tropical Depression Thirteen are issued under
WMO header WTNT23 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMAT3.
Additional information on Post-Tropical Cyclone Franklin can be
found in High Seas Forecasts issued by Meteo France under WMO header
FQNT50 LFPW and online at