The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season a relatively quiet one so far, but as we enter the peak of the season, the tropics are showing signs of waking up.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service in New Orleans note a disorganized tropical wave is expected to move through the Bahamas and south Florida over the coming days. For now, no additional strengthening is expected.
We are watching an unorganized tropical wave which may move into the Gulf next week. No development is expected at this time. We remind you we are in the middle of hurricane season, so as always, keep an eye on the tropics. #LAwx #MSwx #HurricaneSeason pic.twitter.com/RcGnchw6AX— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) August 30, 2018
Off the coast of Africa, the National Hurricane Center says Florence is near.
"The area of low pressure that moved off the coast of Africa has continued to become better organized, and is producing a large area of disturbed weather with gusty winds, but currently lacks a well-defined center," said the first discussion on the system from the NHC.
As of Thursday morning, the potential tropical cyclone had prompted tropical storm warnings for parts of the Cabo Verde Islands.
The system is not a threat for the United States at this time.
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