Published: August 30,2017
As we continue to track Harvey's devastating flooding, a new area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic Ocean will develop into Tropical Storm Irma on Wednesday.
(HURRICANE CENTRAL: The Latest Coverage on Harvey)
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has been tracking this system as Invest 93L the last couple of days, which is a naming convention used to identify features that could form into a tropical cyclone. However, the NHC says they will initiate advisories on Tropical Storm Irma for this system on Wednesday morning.
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In the near-term, future Irma will bring locally heavy rain and gusty winds to the Cabo Verde Islands through Wednesday.
Invest 93L Potential Development Area
Water Vapor Satellite Imagery
It's far too early to determine if this new system will pose any threat to the Lesser Antilles and if it will eventually ever pose a threat to other locations, including the U.S.
Suffice to say, there is plenty of time to watch this system.
We are in the heart of the hurricane season, so we monitor every potential Atlantic system closely for development.
Check back with weather.com for updates on this system through the weekend ahead for the very latest.
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