Tropical disturbance could form into depression

07/30/2014 3:57 PM

07/30/2014 4:46 PM

Weather forecasters are keeping an eye on a tropical wave in the Atlantic that could strengthen by the end of the week.

For now, though, it’s too far away to be considered a threat to South Florida.

“There is potential for the system to develop,” said Jack Beven, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami-Dade. “This is close to becoming a tropical depression and there is a rather high chance during the next couple of days it will.”

According to AccuWeather, the storm is leaving cooler waters and heading toward an area of warmer weathers that are “ideal.”

“It’s something we should keep an eye on at this point,” Beven said.

If it continues to develop, the system could turn into the second named Tropical Storm of the season in the Atlantic. Its name would be Bertha.

— CLARK SPENCER

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