A tropical wave that started over the eastern Caribbean earlier this week could've itself become Chantal, but never formed.
Invest 96L is looking less impressive on satellite today as opposed to how it looked late last night.
The National Hurricane Center continued to track a tropical wave that was moving westward across the central Atlantic on Friday.
When a tropical storm or hurricane develops from one of these waves, it is considered to be a Cabo Verde or Cape Verde system, named for a group of islands near the west coast of Africa.
Today and Tonight: Partly cloudy through the day today, with pockets of showers and storms developing through the afternoon hours between 1 PM and 6 PM. Highs will warm to near 90 degrees along the coast and the low to mid-90s farther inland. "Both models show it not holding together for very long".
Chances are now up to 70% or HIGH chance in 5 days.
After that, the system's path will depend on the location and strength of a pair of key features. Still plenty of time to watch it so stay tuned! Plenty of time to watch it!
However, the outlook noted that environmental conditions are now forecast to become unfavorable for additional development by early next week as the system approaches the Lesser Antilles. Conditions are only slightly favorable for a tropical system to form.
NHC now brings tropical development up to 40% for the tropical wave in the Atlantic.
The wave is now unorganized and impacting portions of Cuba, The Bahamas and southern Florida. Rain chances will drop to 50% to 60%, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. "Up to 2-3 inches is possible, with stronger storms over the same areas". While increased surf, gusty winds and perhaps some increased rain chances are expected, significant impacts are not likely.