TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico and another in the Eastern Atlantic.
The NHC is watching an area of low pressure located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. The system continues to produce a broad area of showers and thunderstorms.
A tropical depression is likely to develop by the middle of the week. It has a 60% chance of development in the next two days and an 90% chance of development over the next seven days.
Meteorologists are also monitoring Tropical Storm Philippe, located about 1,005 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands.
The system is moving west-northwest near 12 mph. It is expected to make a turn to the northwest by the middle of the week.
Philippe’s maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Forecasters said the storm will have little change in strength over the next few days.
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