Two tropical disturbances moving across Atlantic, one may develop into tropical depression

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 is tracking two tropical disturbances moving across the Atlantic.

5:00 p.m. Update:

In the tropics, there are two low pressure areas just east of the Caribbean.

The closer system has a higher chance for development into a tropical depression or a named system.

The next tropical depression would be Tropical Depression #6 and the next name would be Fred.

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This disturbance likely will track near Puerto Rico and Hispaniola this week.

We should know later this week and next weekend if the disturbance develops, and then how close to Florida it would be.

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Channel 9 is tracking three tropical disturbances moving through the Atlantic.

The closest storm system is moving toward the Caribbean but doesn’t have much potential for development.

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The next disturbance is a small low-pressure system with more potential and may form into a tropical depression by the middle of next week.

If that happens, Florida will have to watch how strong it could get by the end of next week and where it would go in that time frame.

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The farthest low-pressure area may organize a little in the next day or two, but long-term potential isn’t high because of cooler water and strong upper-level winds ahead of it.

Channel 9 will continue to monitor the three disturbances and provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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