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A cluster of showers and storms located about half-way between Africa and South America could develop into the third tropical depression of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

Right now, the National Hurricane Center gives this about a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical system in the next 36-48 hours.

The chances of it becoming a tropical system in the 5 days jumps to 70-percent, so it definitely needs to be monitored closely. The initial motion is westward and the early model runs suggest that will continue for the next few days.

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