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Increasing Chances for Tropical Development in the Atlantic Ocean

Increasing Chances for Tropical Development in the Atlantic Ocean

Disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity continues inassociation with an elongated area of low pressure that extends fromthe northeastern coast of South America into the central tropicalAtlantic. Environmental conditions are forecast to be more conducivefor gradual development of this system during the next few days asit approaches the Lesser Antilles and moves into the Caribbean Sea. This image was taken by GOES East at 1745Z on August 19, 2014.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory