Three areas being watched in the Atlantic


There is a lot of activity in the tropical Atlantic worth watching. There are currently three areas that the National Hurricane Center is monitoring.


The first is a tropical wave located about 1400 km east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands. The wave is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. There is the possibility that a tropical depression could form over the next couple of days.


Those in the Windward Islands and along the northeastern coast of Venezuela should monitor the progress of this system. Heavy rain is possible over the Windward Islands and the northeastern coast of Venezuela Tuesday night and Wednesday.


There is a trough of low pressure over the north-central Gulf of Mexico that could eventually form but any development will be slow to occur.


Finally, a tropical wave southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Conditions could become conducive for gradual development later this week while the system moves west-northwestward.