Tropical wave forms off coast of Africa

Posted at 6:40 AM, Sep 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-04 06:40:57-04

We are watching a tropical wave, accompanied by a broad low pressure system, off of the coast of Africa a few hundred miles east-southeast of the Cape Verde Islands.

Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable for gradual development of this disturbance through early next week while it moves westward at about 15 mph.

Follow the wave with our interactive hurricane tracker

Formation chance through 48 hours: Low(10%)
Formation chance through 5 days: Medium(40%)