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NHC Says 40% Chance Of Cyclone Between West Africa Coast, Lesser Antilles

Residents help a woman crossing a flooded street in Mazive, southern Mozambique, on April 28, 2019. – Heavy rains from a powerful cyclone lashed northern Mozambique on April 27, 2019, sparking fears of flooding as aid workers arrived to assess the damage, just weeks after the country suffered one of the worst storms in its history. Cyclone Kenneth, a Category Three storm on the hurricane scale, made landfall in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province late on April 25 after swiping the Comoros islands. It made landfall a day later, killing one person and wrecking thousands of homes. (Photo by Emidio Josine / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMIDIO JOSINE/AFP/Getty Images)

A low-pressure system located about midway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic has a 40% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

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“A tropical depression could form during the next couple of days while the low moves westward at around 10 miles-per-hour over the tropical Atlantic,” the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Another system located over parts of Cuba has a 30% chance of strengthening into a cyclone, the NHC added.

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