Two tropical waves in the Atlantic have 50% chance of becoming cyclones, hurricane center says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean were each given higher chances of becoming tropical cyclones on Sunday.

Both now have a 50% chance of developing, the National Hurricane Center said in a tropical weather outlook Sunday night. That’s up from 20% on Sunday morning.

One of the tropical waves is a system located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands on the eastern rim of the Caribbean. The other tropical wave is just west of the African coast. Both are generating large areas of rain and clouds.

Both disturbances are expected to move west. The National Hurricane Center’s latest tropical weather outlook, issued at 8 p.m. Sunday, shows that the wave closest to the Caribbean is so far expected to travel west across the Caribbean Sea toward Central America, before making a slight turn to the northwest.