Tropics get busy, forecast to make it a rainy weekend in Florida

Satellite image shows shows potential storm 'stronger than Ophelia' heading for Ireland

The system that requires a closer look is a second tropical wave forecast to push off the African coast around Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. This increases the potential for rain here in the Brazos Valley by the end of the Labor Day weekend and into early next week.

Forecasters expect the system will remain out at sea and will not threaten Florida.

It's been a few weeks since the last tropical cyclone formed in the Atlantic, but the National Hurricane Center is watching an area near Cabo Verde in the far eastern Atlantic basin.

The weather system, which has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

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Of more concern to National Weather Service meteorologists in Miami is a tropical wave near Puerto Rico that could bring heavy rain this weekend to areas from the Treasure Coast to the Keys.

This storm has a 90% chance of development in the next five days, though because the environmental conditions are so favorable, this may become Tropical Storm Florence before the week is over.

Tropical Storm Warnings are now in place for the Cabo Verde Islands as the threat for strong winds and heavy rain will likely impact the islands within the next 24 hours or so. First, whether or not this system continues to encounter less wind shear as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico. For instance, the GFS forecast for Friday morning 9/7 is showing max winds of 71kts, while the Euro forecast is showing max winds of 41kts or a weak Tropical Storm. It is not expected to be a threat to the USA coast.

Ahead of the approaching storm, the government of the Cabo Verde Islands has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southern islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava.

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