Tropics heating up as the peak of hurricane season approaches

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Tropical Satellite- Friday, Sept. 6 (WINK News)

The Atlantic hurricane season peaks on Sept. 10. Ahead of that peak, the tropics are becoming much more active, even without Category 1 Hurricane Dorian, which is no longer a threat to Southwest Florida.

First, Tropical Storm Gabrielle has regenerated in the east-central Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center is giving Gabrielle a chance to become a hurricane by early next week. This storm is no threat to the United States at this time.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle forecast track- Friday, Sept. 6 (WINK News)

Second, there is a tropical wave a few hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands. Development chances for this system are low over the next 2-5 days (10%) as it moves slowly northwest.

Third, the WINK News Weather Authority team is monitoring another low pressure system just west of the southern Cabo Verde Islands. As it moves westward through the Atlantic Ocean, gradual development is possible as conditions become more conducive for development. The National Hurricane Center gives it a low chance (20%) over the next 2 days and a high chance (70%) over the next 5 days of becoming a tropical depression by next week.

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