Tropical wave over Caribbean now has 10 percent chance of developing

The National Hurricane Center is giving a tropical wave now over the Caribbean a 10 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or a tropical storm over the next five days. Forecasters expect the wave to enter the eastern Gulf of Mexico next week.

Meteorologists have been monitoring the tropical wave for the past couple of days, but it wasn’t until Thursday morning that it officially appeared on the National Hurricane Center’s online map. The system is currently over the north-central Caribbean and producing a “large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms” over Hispaniola, the island group that includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic, according to the center.

Forecasters say the tropical wave has no chance of developing into a depression or storm over the next 48…

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