Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Hurricane center watches 2 systems in the Atlantic

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Two systems with low odds of developing were brewing in different parts of the Atlantic on Monday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A tropical wave associated with increased thunderstorm and shower activity is over the central tropical Atlantic and has a 10 percent chance of developing over the next two to five days, said NHC forecaster Rachel Zelinsky.

Although the NHC expects some development by today or Wednesday while the wave moves west at 20 mph, by midweek the wave should encounter strong upper-level winds that should deter further development.

Second, an area of low pressure off the southeastern coast of the United States is forecast to form today, Zelinsky said. Some development later in the week is possible as the low has a 20 percent chance of tropical maturity over the next five days while moving offshore from the United States.

If either system develops into a tropical storm, it would be named Edouard.

This year has already seen four named storms, including two early systems. Tropical Storm Arthur and Tropical Storm Bertha formed in May. Tropical Storm Dolly formed June 23 in the north Atlantic off the coast of Canada.

The remaining 2020 hurricane season names are Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.

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