Here’s a look at the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) Atlantic tropical weather outlook for the next few days. The Virginia Water Central News Grouper posts these outlooks approximately weekly (depending on the level of weather activity) during the Atlantic tropical storm season (June 1-November 30).
As of July 17, 2017, at 2 p.m EDT, a pre-tropical disturbance east of South America and the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles chain was being given by the NHC a 50-percent chance of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours. (7/28/17 note: this became Tropical Storm Don, July 17-19.) At the same time, a second disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean about mid-way between Africa and South America was being given a 20-percent chance of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours.
Shown below are the NHC’s two-day and five-day graphical tropical weather outlooks as of 2 p.m. EDT on July 17, accessed at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.