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Tropical depression development off our coast still at 70%

The Thursday afternoon update keeps the development chances at 70%
Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 9:52 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 7:48 AM EDT
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Atlantic Ocean (WITN) - The National Hurricane Center is watching 3 areas of possible development over the coming days. The closest is located about 200 miles east of the North Carolina coast. The system is holding at a 70% chance of development in the next 48 hours and is bringing some coastal showers to North Carolina. Heightened rip risk is also expected as the swells increase along the coast.

A weak low off the NC coast will move further away late Friday.
A weak low off the NC coast will move further away late Friday.(Jim Howard)
We'll continue to keep an eye on a strong tropical wave in the deep Atlantic this weekend.
We'll continue to keep an eye on a strong tropical wave in the deep Atlantic this weekend.(Jim Howard)

A strong tropical wave is located midway between the Antilles and the Verde Islands. Storm development is at 70% over the next 5 days, so that could very well be named in the near future and then we will track it across the ocean. A 3rd tropical wave is just emerging from Africa which has a 20% to develop over the next 5 days.

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