Tropical system continues to develop as it moves west towards the Caribbean

Miami, USA — Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an area of low pressure designated as Invest 96 L located several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands continues to show signs of organization.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, environmental conditions appear conducive for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression will likely form by the middle of the week while the system moves westward or west-northwestward near 15 miles per hour.

The chances of formation of a tropical cyclone are put at medium (50 percent) through 48 hours and high (70 percent) over the next five days.

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) is monitoring Invest 96 L and will provide updates as the system develops over the next few days.

“I’m advising the public to also monitor the system and to take this opportunity to review preparedness measures for the hurricane season. Now is an opportune time to review your family disaster plan and to reassess your emergency supply kit so that in the event a weather system is approaching the territory, you’re ready,” said VITEMA director Mona Barnes.

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