A disturbance in the far east Atlantic has dissipated, leaving two more for the National Hurricane Center to track.
So far, neither have shown signs that they are likely to strengthen into tropical depressions or storms within the week.
“While the systems are no immediate threat to the W Atlantic, it is worth a reminder that the peak of hurricane season is coming, and now is a good time to get prepared!” the agency tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
As of the Wednesday 8 p.m. update, the hurricane center said the farther system had no chance of strengthening in the next two days but a 40% shot of formation in the next five days, an uptick from Tuesday’s 20%. Forecasters said the disturbance, a tropical wave forecast to move off Africa’s west coast by late Thursday, could slowly strengthen as it moves west at about 15 mph.
The other disturbance, which the hurricane center started tracking Wednesday morning, is a tropical wave over the central Atlantic. Forecasters said conditions could be “marginally conductive” for slow development east of the Antilles on Sunday and early next week. They gave it no chance of strengthening in the next two days and a 20% chance in the next five days.
These new blips are the first action in the Atlantic in weeks, ever since Hurricane Elsa swung by Florida in early July. The most active part of the season is usually mid-August to mid-October.
The next storm name is Fred.