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Weather alert: Hurricane forecasters watching 3 systems in Atlantic, Caribbean

 

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The National Hurricane Center is keeping watch on three potential trouble spots in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Closest to Florida is a tropical wave over the Yucatan Peninsula moving westward at about 10 mph. There is some potential for development when the wave moves into the Bay of Campeche with a day or so, the Hurricane Center said.

The system has a "low," or 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, and 30 percent chance during the next five days, according to the Hurricane Center.

Similar odds are being laid for an area of low pressure that is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms from the eastern Caribbean Sea, across the Lesser Antilles and into the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Development of the system has been slow, but it could pick up as moves west-northwestward at about 10 mph near Puerto Rico and Hispaniola over the next several days.

The system as a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm or hurricane during the next 48 hours, and 50 percent during the next five days.

"Regardless of tropical cyclone formation, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected to affect portions of the lesser Antilles over the next day or two," the Hurricane Center said.

The third system is a tropical wave near the west coast of Africa that has 10 percent chance of becoming a cyclone during the next 48 hours, and 20 percent during the next five days,.

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