SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN – “Activity is beginning to increase over the eastern Atlantic and western Africa as a couple of tropical disturbances have the potential to congeal into one system and develop next week as it pushes westward,” Crown Weather reported over the weekend.
“Satellite imagery indicates that there is one tropical disturbance from 20-30 West Longitude with a second tropical disturbance located right along the west coast of Africa near 15 West Longitude. Right now, neither tropical disturbance is particularly well organized and immediate development is unlikely,” Crown Weather adds.
Weather watchers report that the model guidance long-term forecasts vary with respect to the development of the weather system, however, one model has it becoming a hurricane that would impact the northern Leeward Islands around Friday/Saturday, August 18/19. Another weather model has another weather system in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands around August 22 as a tropical storm.