8 am EDT Aug 6:
A tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa this weekend.
Some gradual development is possible while the system moves westward across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic through the middle part of next week.
Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some gradual development of this system while it moves westward across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic during the early to middle part of next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.