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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, July 20, 2024


A well-organized westward moving tropical wave could be upgraded to a tropical depression before the end of the day Monday, hurricane forecasters said. The strengthening disturbance's predicted course brings it near the Virgin Islands next week.
The wave and its associated low pressure center were located at 12 degrees north latitude, 26 degrees west longitude Monday morning or about 400 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, according to hurricane forecaster James Franklin at the National Hurricane Center.
"Cloudiness and thundershower activity associated with the weather system became better organized overnight, and a tropical depression may be forming," Franklin said.
He predicted that if the storm develops further, advisories on Tropical Depression 14 could be posted later in the day.
Meteorologist Alan Archer said Monday morning that long-range computer forecast models have the tropical wave on a due-west course across the Tropical Atlantic in the next several days. "Ultimately this course could bring the system, by then a stronger weather system, in close proximity to the Virgin Islands early next week," he said.

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