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Low Pressure System Near Cape Verde Has Medium Chance of Becoming Tropical Storm

16.2N 24.4W

August 20th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Low Pressure System Near Cape Verde - August 19th, 2011

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Track of Low Pressure System - August 19th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure System

A large but disorganized low pressure system is centered about 100 miles southeast of the Cape Verde islands. Although upper-level winds are currently favorable for some development, this system is expected to encounter a more stable environment with drier air by Sunday.

This system has a medium chance (40 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves to the west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph. Regardless of development, locally heavy rain and strong gusty winds are possible in the Cape Verde islands Friday night through Saturday.

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