The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Fred, located about 50 miles east-southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
A tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Some gradual development of this system is possible, and a tropical depression could form by early next week while moving generally westward across the tropical Atlantic near 20 mph.
This system could reach portions of the Leeward Islands by late Saturday. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.