NHC: Tropical depression may form in coming days as 3 waves move across Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring three tropical waves in the Atlantic, one of which now has a 30% chance of developing.

The system is located a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands.

"Environmental conditions appear somewhat conducive for gradual development over the next several days, and a tropical depression could form this weekend or early next week while the system moves generally west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic," the NHC said Friday.

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The other two waves are located over the central and west-central tropical Atlantic and continue to produce some disorganized showers and thunderstorms.  

"There are now three areas of concern in the tropics. Nothing is immediately threatening our region, but as we head toward the peak of the hurricane season in early September, inevitably and exponentially, activity will pick up!" said FOX 35 Storm Team Meteorologist Brooks Garner. 

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One of the waves has a 30% chance of development while the other has a 10% chance.

The peak of hurricane season is September 10.

NOAA updated its outlook on the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Wednesday, maintaining that it will be an above-average season. 

They predicted 15 to 21 named storms are possible, with seven to ten becoming hurricanes and three to five of those becoming major hurricanes, meaning Category 3 or higher.

Hurricane season runs through November 30.

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