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Update on area of disturbed weather we're tracking approaching Caribbean

Updated: Thursday, August 21 2014, 01:18 PM CDT

SOUTHEAST TEXAS - KFDM and the National Hurricane Center are monitoring an area of disturbed weather moving into the eastern Caribbean.

Stay with KFDM, KFDM Weather and for the latest on the area of disturbed weather.

Click here for the National Hurricane Center website.

According to the National Hurricane Center, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an elongated area of low pressure located about 350 miles east of the Lesser Antilles has changed little in organization during the past several hours.

Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development during the next day or so, and a tropical depression could form while the system moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the Lesser Antilles and over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

The mountainous terrain of Hispaniola and eastern Cuba could limit development during the first part of the weekend, but conditions are expected to become more conducive for development by early next week when the system is forecast to move near or over theBahamas.

Regardless of tropical cyclone formation, gusty winds and heavy rainfall are possible across portions of the Lesser Antilles, PuertoRico, and the Virgin Islands tonight and Friday, and over Hispaniola late Friday and Saturday.

Interests in those islands should closely monitor the progress of this disturbance. An Air Force ReserveHurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the low this afternoon, if necessary.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

Update on area of disturbed weather we're tracking approaching Caribbean

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