Another Weather Disturbance heading towards the Leeward Islands

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Tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles today.
 The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has already issued a tropical cyclone alert for the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI), as the system moves across the Atlantic and closer to the Caribbean.
The potential tropical cyclone 96L has entered the monitored area, according to the local meteorological office.
It is moving towards the west-north-west and now has a 70 per cent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in 48 hours and a 90 per cent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days.
While the potential cyclone poses no immediate threat to the Leeward Islands and British Virgin Islands, the local weather watch team said, if this probable path holds, tropical cyclone watches may become necessary over the weekend and residents may be called upon to activate their hurricane preparedness plans.
Meanwhile, another tropical disturbance heading towards the Atlantic has been upgraded into Tropical Depression Fourteen.
The National Hurricane Centre said it is becoming better organized and is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Lee over the weekend.
At 5.00p.m.yesterday, the centre of Tropical Depression Fourteen was located near latitude 11.4 degrees North and longitude 28.3 degrees West.
The depression is moving toward the west-northwest at nearly 12 miles per hour, and a west or west-north-west motion is forecast during the next couple of days.  Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour with higher gust.

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