Tracking The Tropics: Monitoring the eastern Atlantic for tropical development

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A tropical wave near the west coast of Africa has a medium chance of development over the next five days. This is a common area for tropical development during August and though nothing has formed, it is worth watching over the next week.

It is still too early to determine if this disturbance will threaten the U.S. but for now, the system is moving to the west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph. 

If this area does develop into a tropical storm, the next name on the list is Danielle. This is the only area of interest at this time. This year is expected to be an above average season. 

Though it has been a rather slow start to the season, roughly 90 percent of tropical activity happens after August 1 so it is important to not let your guard down. We are quickly approaching the average peak of hurricane season which happens near the middle of September. 

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