Multiple viewing areas in the Atlantic Ocean

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  • Low pressure developing near the southeast coast will be monitored this week.
  • Hurricane Nigel in the mid-Atlantic does not pose a threat to land.
  • A new tropical wave coming from Africa is likely to turn into a tropical depression.

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The Atlantic hurricane season will remain active this week with a watch area near the southeast coast, Hurricane Nigel in the mid-Atlantic, and a new tropical wave emerging from Africa.

Low pressure will be observed forming off the southeast coast later this week: Forecast models generally agree that a non-tropical low pressure system will develop off the coast of the Carolinas or Georgia during the second half of this week.

The National Hurricane Center says there is a chance that this low in the future will take on some subtropical characteristics. This means there is at least a slight chance it will become a depression or a named storm.

(More: Explanation of depressions and subtropical storms)

Regardless, the low could bring increased rainfall, winds and high waves along portions of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts late this week and into the weekend. But the details at this time are still uncertain.


Tropical forecast for the next seven days

Tracking Nigel and a new Atlantic orbital wave: Hurricane Nigel in the mid-Atlantic does not pose a threat to land and will move north and then northeast away from Bermuda this week.

The National Hurricane Center also has its eyes on a tropical wave that will move off the African coast by Wednesday. A tropical depression will likely form from this area of ‚Äč‚Äčturbulent weather once it moves across the central and eastern Atlantic.

It is too early to say exactly where this system could track in the long-term future.

The African tropical wave train generally becomes less active as we move into late September and October, and we will need to start looking closer to the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic for tropical development for the rest of the season.

Hurricane season continues through the end of November, and several additional tropical systems are expected over the next 10 weeks.

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