ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Rain chances for the upcoming week are increasing thanks to some movement in the tropics. This movement now includes a potential tropical cyclone exiting the Western African coast.
Fox 35 meteorologist Jayme King tells us that there are two features out in the Atlantic.
The first one is a tropical wave that is located near Puerto Rico. It's moving slowly west and in the general direction of Florida. This will increase rain chances for the state late this weekend or early next week. Further development of the wave looks slim as of right now.
The second feature in the Atlantic is now exiting the Western African Coast and stands at an 80% chance of developing over the next five days. Forecast modeling develops this this into a hurricane by next week and will stay far away from Florida. The National Hurricane Center has also confirmed that this feature has developed into a potential tropical cyclone. A storm warning is in effect for the Cabo Verde Islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed in the far eastern Atlantic. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cabo Verde Islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava. Full advisory: https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/vg6aFdFpEa— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 30, 2018