National Hurricane Center: Two Tropical Cyclones May Form Over Atlantic

FIRST ALERT: New Area of Investigation in the Atlantic

Tracking the Tropics update for 7/16/17

There are two tropical waves in the Atlantic Ocean being monitored by the National Hurricane Center for potential tropical development. Showers and storms associated with this disturbance have become better organized but it is lacking a well-defined low-level center of circulation.

The First Alert Weather team is tracking the tropics where the first of the two areas of low pressure is being investigated by a hurricane hunter aircraft Monday afternoon. After that time, less favorable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development.

Regardless of development, the NHC stressed, the system is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the Lesser Antilles beginning late tomorrow.

A second disturbance is stirring 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, the center says.

Although this system is close to dry air, some slow development is possible over the next few days, according to National Hurricane Center forecaster Dan Brown.

Meanwhile, in the eastern Pacific there is a full-fledged hurricane.

It was located about 1,650 miles to the east of Hilo, Hawaii and was moving west-northwest at 10 mph.

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