A tropical wave is moving across the Atlantic with a 60 percent chance of forming as it approaches the Caribbean Sea.
While predictions are too soon, early tracking models show the system continuing westward, and there is no threat to Sebastian, Florida.
“A tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions appear conducive for development of this system over the next few days,” the National Hurricane Center said in a statement.
The system is moving to the west at 15 mph as it approaches the Windward Islands.
If this system becomes a tropical storm, it will be named “Bonnie.”
A tropical wave is generally carried westward by the prevailing easterly winds along the tropics and subtropics near the equator. However, if sustained winds increase to at least 25 mph, the disturbance is upgraded to a tropical depression.
If wind speeds increase to at least 40 mph, the system is upgraded to a tropical storm and then a hurricane if wind speeds are 74 mph or more.