The National Hurricane Center in Miami believes this tropical wave has a 90 percent chance of tropical cyclone formation over the next five days.

There may be a new storm on the horizon.

A vigorous tropical wave located about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands was developing and gathering strength, and the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that it had a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

The wave is currently producing a large area of disturbed weather, and the NHC said conditions should be conducive for it to develop into a full-fledged tropical storm or hurricane Tuesday or Wednesday.

The disturbance is projected to move west or west-northwest for the next few days and could pass near or north of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas.

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