HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- We are monitoring two areas of disturbed weather over the Caribbean Sea but only one is likely to develop later this week.
A tropical wave over the west-central Caribbean will be moving into a more favorable environment for tropical development during the next 5 days. Formation odds through the next 5 days is now up to 70 percent.
A tropical depression could form late this week or this weekend while the system moves slowly west-northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean. The next name on the list is the Greek letter Gamma.
Another tropical wave approaching the Caribbean also has a chance to develop into a tropical depression or storm once it gets into the western Caribbean. The formation odds over the next five days are low (20%), but they will likely increase as we go forward in time. After Gamma comes the Greek letter Delta.
Hurricane season officially ends on the last day of November, but Texans can usually breathe a sigh of relief by mid-October once the jet stream shifts and fall cold fronts start pushing through the Lone Star State. We are almost there! You'll still want to continue to stay prepared and have your hurricane preparedness plan in place, just in case.
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A tropical depression could form late next week
One area to watch for tropical development during the next 5 days.
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