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NHC gives system 80% chance of becoming a tropical depression

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Satellite image courtesy: NOAA, NHC

(MIAMI, FLA) — A low pressure system brewing in the eastern Atlantic could become a tropical depression according to the National Hurricane Center.
The broad low pressure system is located a few hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and continues to produce a large area of showers and thunderstorms.
The NHC says environmental conditions are currently conducive for development, and a tropical depression has an 80% chance of forming today or tomorrow.
The system is moving northwestward at about 10 mph over the eastern tropical Atlantic.
However, upper-level winds are expected to become less conducive for development by Wednesday and Thursday.
For now, the system is expected to head north away from the US mainland.

Courtesy: NOAA, NHC

If the storm does develop into a named system, it will be called “Julia.”