Tropical system could become our next named storm 'Chantal'

Forecasters are keeping an eye on two areas of potential tropical development in the Atlantic Ocean. 

The first area of disturbed weather is near Puerto Rico and the southern Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says that it is expected to move northwestward to northward over the next couple days. The system has a zero percent chance of development over the next 48 hours and only a 10 percent chance over the next five days. NHC says that it will produce heavy rainfall for the Greater Antilles, Bahamas, and Florida.

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The second system forecasters are tracking is a tropical wave located about 900 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Fox 35 meteorologist Jayme King says that it has a 10 percent of developing in the next couple days, but a 70 percent chance of formation by early next week.



If the system does develop into a tropical depression, it would become the third named storm of the season and be named “Chantal.”

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