They monitor possible formation of tropical storms in the Atlantic against systems in the basin

MIAMI.- The meteorologists of USA monitor this Friday the development of three systems in the Atlantic basin, two of which could turn into tropical depressions over the weekend.

According to National Hurricane Center (NHC, for its acronym in English), a “low pressure area” located this morning about 150 miles (240 km) east of Cape Hatteras, in North Carolina (USA), could this Saturday become a “short-lived” depression or tropical storm.

Regardless of its development, this system, which moves northeast at about 15 miles per hour (24 km / h), may produce strong waves this weekend on the Atlantic coasts of the central and northeastern United States. , as well as parts of Canada.

The NHC, on the other hand, reported that a tropical wave located between the Antilles and the islands of Cape Verde is producing rains and storms, and that the meteorological conditions could lead to the formation of a tropical depression towards the weekend or the beginning of the next.

The meteorological center, based in Miami (Florida), warned that the group of islands that make up the Lesser Antilles, including Barbados, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago, they must monitor the development of this tropical wave, which is moving west-northwest at about 20 miles per hour (32 km / h).

Similarly, in the extreme east of the Atlantic basin, about 200 miles (320 km) southeast of the Cape Verde Islands, a tropical wave is generating storms, although the chances of it drifting in a depression or tropical storm in the next five days they are quite low, 20%, according to the NHC.

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The wave is moving slowly at just over 5 miles per hour (8 km / h) in a west-northwest direction, the center reported.

So far this year, six hurricanes have formed in the Atlantic basin, Elsa, Grace, Henri, Ida, Larry and Nicholas, of which Grace, Ida and Larry they reached the highest category, 3 or more.

The last of them, Nicholas, made landfall this week in the eastern Matagorda Peninsula in Texas, but quickly weakened to a tropical storm.

It dumped heavy rains in Texas, Louisiana and other parts of southeastern USA, in addition to producing power outages.

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