On this Friday morning, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) is monitoring two areas over the Atlantic basin. One is a tropical wave located over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. The associated cloudiness and showers have become better organized since yesterday, and additional slow development is possible during the next few days while the wave moves westward at 15-20 mph over the tropical Atlantic.
The second area is the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan peninsula, where a broad area of low pressure is expected to form during the next day or two. Conditions appear to be favourable for the gradual development of this system while it moves slowly northwestward into the southern Gulf of Mexico early next week.