Colleagues, There are now two disturbed areas in the eastern Atlantic, the closest being 1,200 miles east of the Antilles. At least one has a chance of developing into a hurricane toward the end of the week. The closest storm will impact the Antilles at week's end. I'm on top of it. So far, both seem to embrace this years "Southern Strategy" of which I have already addressed. When they reach Tropical depression stage, Tropical Storm status is probably less than 2 days away. They need to move a bit more to the north, which they will.
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