Tropical system likely next week as chance of formation increases to 80 percent

The National Hurricane Center is watching two disturbances with increasing chances of becoming tropical systems next week.

A large area of disturbed weather associated with a low pressure system 600 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has an 80 percent chance of development as it moves west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

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Hurricane forecasters said this morning that disturbance is “likely” to become a tropical depression by early next week. If it becomes a named storm it would be Franklin.

The second area, which has a 50 percent chance of tropical development, is in the eastern Caribbean Sea and moving west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph. Conditions for this tropical wave will become more friendly over the western Caribbean Sea and Bay of Campeche this weekend.

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