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While tropical storms Paulette and Rene turn north toward the central Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center gave a system that is expected to move off the coast of Africa on Thursday afternoon a high chance of tropical development and suggested it might blow more directly westward, toward the Caribbean.
While Tropical Depression Eleven had not reached tropical storm status as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, it continued on a path to the west, moving at 15 miles per hour on a path that will bring it very near the Virgin Islands.
A storm system advancing across the Atlantic towards the Lesser Antilles was upgraded Tuesday to Tropical Depression 11, the National Hurricane Center reported.
Invest 95-L, the low-pressure system moving across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean, could develop into a tropical depression by this weekend, and if it becomes Tropical Storm Josephine before Aug. 22 it will be the earliest "J" storm on record.
A broad area of low pressure a little more than 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands is expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next couple of days, the National Hurricane Center predicted Monday, and the initial storm track shows it on a path towards the USVI.
A tropical wave about 600 miles east of the southern Windward Islands is producing limited shower activity for the Atlantic basin, but has very little chance to developing further, the NHC reported in its 8 p.m. Monday advisory.