Forecasters are keeping an eye on two tropical waves moving across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa.
According to the National Weather Service, a tropical wave about 1,200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is moving west at about 25 mph. At that speed with its poor organization, the NWS puts the chance of developing into a hurricane in the next two days at 20 percent, 30 percent if you stretch the time frame to five days.
The other tropical wave at the same longitude but about 200 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands, 350 miles off thewestern coast of Africa, has become better organized the last two days. Its hurricane development chances are 40 percent over the next two days, 50 percent over the next five days.
After a busy start with a preseason hurricane, Alex in January, and three named tropical storms in June, this Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet otherwise so far. No storms have earned a name since Tropical Storm Danielle in June.