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ATLANTIC TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK DISCUSSION: 

UPDATED: 0245 AM EDT JULY 31, 2016
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1. Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave and a low pressure system centered about 650 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde islands has changed little in organization. This system is moving westward at 10 to 15 mph, and development, if any, should be slow to occur due to unfavorable upper-level winds.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent

Forecaster Stewart..NHC

INVEST 96L is still struggling and upper level conditions becoming less favorable for development at this time...RTW

INVEST 96L
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2. A fast-moving tropical wave is nearing the Lesser Antilles. Although showers and thunderstorms are fairly well-organized, there are currently no signs a closed surface circulation.  However, this system has the potential for some slow development during the next couple of days, but the best chance for tropical cyclone formation is likely to be by the early to middle part of next week when the wave reaches the western Caribbean Sea.  This system is expected to
bring locally heavy rains and gusty winds to portions of the Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico today. Shower and thunderstorm activity should spread westward across the eastern Caribbean Sea and Hispaniola by tonight and on Monday. Interests in these areas should monitor the progress of this disturbance.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent...NHC

INVEST 97L still not yet organized, is still moving to fast for development.  As this system moves into the Central and West Caribbean it will more than likely slow down allowing it to organize in the warm waters of the west  Caribbean.  The west Caribbean has the warmest waters for storms to thrive on.  High pressure will continue to steer 97L west to a west-northwest.  Shower and storms in squalls are spreading over the Leeward Islands this eveing.  Looks like this storm is going to be a threat to the Gulf coast.  I will keep you posted!...RTW

INVEST 97L
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3. A tropical wave is moving across the Bay of Campeche in the southwest Gulf of Mexico with axis extending from 21N95W to 19N96W, moving west at 10 to 15 kt. This is interacting with an upper level low centered over the coast of Mexico, and is resulting in scattered showers and thunderstorms over much of the southwest Gulf south of 22N and west of 94W. The tropical wave is expected to gradually weaken over the next 24 hours as it moves inland over southern Mexico....NHC

There are no signs of tropical cyclone formation at this time....RTW
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...NHC is monitoring two tropical disturbance in the Atlantic INVEST 96L which could become the first African storm of the 2016 hurricane season and INVEST 97L that remains disorganized at this time...RTW
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