Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 forms off of the coast of Africa

Update: Tropical wave has 60% chance of becoming tropical depression

NHC: 50% chance of weather system developing into tropical depression

If it becomes a named storm, it would be named Florence.

Most of the reliable computer models, along with NHC, continue to suggest this system will intensify through the weekend and early next week as it moves WNW through the Tropical Atlantic (within the East Coast swell window).

As of 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on what it's calling Potential Tropical Cyclone Six.

The system, dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone 6, is forecast to strengthen to Tropical Storm Florence on Friday and then a hurricane by Sunday morning.

The government of the Cabo Verde Islands has issued a tropical storm warning for the southern islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava. "Thereafter, it's possible that a tropical storm could form as this moves away from Florida and heads toward the central Gulf Coast during the middle of next week". "During late August and early September, impressive tropical waves track west from the far eastern Atlantic".

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The potential cyclone is now packing 30 miles per hour winds and is moving west at 12 miles per hour.

It was located 1,230 miles east-southeast of Hilo and was moving west at 13 mph. "This time of the season is also termed the "Cape Verde Island" season, due to the waves developing near those islands off the African coast".

In South Florida, plan to stay aware during the holiday weekend in case something changes with the development of the system.

Watch for storms with frequent lightning and heavy downpours.

The tropical disturbance that will be more interesting for us to watch back home in the U.S.is one gliding west-northwest near Puerto Rico and the outer Caribbean Islands.

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