Three tropical waves moving through the Atlantic
Models aim a tropical wave near the Cape Verde Islands generally northwest. (Weather Underground)
Although it's too early to say where they might go, the two waves near Africa are most worth watching because they are in a region wherehurricanes tend to form in August -- and because they are moving generally toward theCaribbean or U.S. coast.
According to the National Hurricane Center's 2 a.m. Friday tropical outlook:
A wave about 1000 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands has 30 percent chance of developing over the next two days. It was moving west at between 10 and 15 mph. Models aim it generally toward the Lesser Antilles, arriving in that region on Sunday.
A wave that just moved off the coast of Africa, about 275 miles south of the Cape Verde Islands, also has a 40 percent chance of developing over the next two days. It was moving west at 15 to 20 mph. Models indicate it will take a more southerly track across the Atlantic.
A large disturbance midway between Florida and Bermuda has a 10 percent chance of developing as it moves northeast, away from the state.
The next three named storms will be: Franklin, Gert and Harvey. At least Tropical Emily's remnants are no longer on the hurricane center's radar.