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Tracking 2 tropical waves in the Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean

The tropical wave in the Caribbean has a low chance of development. The one in the eastern Atlantic has a 70-percent chance of development in the next five days.

The National Weather Service and 10News weather team are tracking two tropical waves in the Atlantic Ocean.

First tropical wave

The closest to North America is located north of Cuba and southeast of Florida. 

The tropical wave continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms over parts of south Florida to the Bahamas.

This disturbance is forecast to move northward over the next day or two, producing heavy rainfall over portions of the Bahamas and Florida.

As this system interacts with a cold front and accelerates northeastward this weekend, tropical development is currently not expected over the next 2-5 days.

Second tropical wave

A tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean continues to produce a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

No significant development of this system is expected for the next few days while it moves west-northwestward at about 15 mph. A tropical depression could form over the weekend several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

It has a 20-percent chance of development over the next two days and a 70-percent chance of development over the next five days.

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Should anything happen with these tropical waves, they remain at least several days out. 10News meteorologists will keep an eye on it. You should, too, and make sure you're ready for hurricane season by preparing a kit.

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