- The National Hurricane Center has highlighted two areas for possible tropical development.
- A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic has the best chance of development over the next five days. [1[ads1]9659003] An area of the Gulf of Mexico has little chance of tropical development.
All eyes are looking at Hurricane Dorian, but there are a few other areas the National Hurricane Center is looking at for possible tropical development.
This is no surprise since typically the busiest part of the Atlantic hurricane season is late August into September.
The next named system will be Fernand.
One of these areas is off the coast of Africa in the Far East Atlantic, an area that is closely monitored at this time of year.
(MORE: Africa's role in the Atlantic hurricane season )  This trope al wave near Cabo Verde Islands produces a large area of showers. Conditions are expected to be favorable for tropical development of this system.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has given this area a medium chance of development over the next five days, and a tropical depression can form over the next week as it tracks the eastern tropical Atlantic.
Heavy rainfall is possible over parts of the southern island of Cabo Verde over the next few days as this tropical wave moves through the area.
At this time, computer models suggest that this system will rotate more northwest and probably remain above the open waters of the Atlantic in the week ahead.
Area of the Gulf of Mexico
The second area h overlooked by the NHC is over the southern Gulf of Mexico.
A wide area of low pressure produces showers and thunderstorms. Some gradual development of this system is possible as it slowly tracks west across the southern Gulf of Mexico.
The NHC has given this area a small chance for tropical development over the next five days.
This system is likely to track Mexico where improved rainfall is possible over the next week.
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