Folks there is an invest developing off the coast off Africa. This is the hot spot where some of the most intense hurricanes on record form - remember Katrina? I'm not suggesting that this one will...it's too early to tell. But I'll definitely be watching and reporting on this system. Here are the particulars:
STRONG WELL DEFINED TROPICAL WAVE FOR EARLY JUNE WHICH WAS ADDED TO THE 12Z SFC ANALYSIS IS CURRENTLY ALONG 16W S OF 15N. THE LAST VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGES AND A 1942 UTC QUIKSCAT PASS SUGGESTS A LOW PRES CENTER ALONG THE WAVE AXIS AT 8N WITH AN ESTIMATED CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1009 MB. IN ADDITION...SURFACE OBSERVATIONS FROM SENEGAL AND GUINEA INDICATE A SECOND LOW CENTER...1008 MB AT THE NORTHERN END OF THE WAVE NEAR DAKAR. BASED ON THE LAST 6-12 HOURS OF MOTION THE WAVE APPEARS TO BE MOVING W NEAR 20 KT. THE WAVE CONSISTS OF WELL DEFINED LOW TO MID LEVEL CYCLONIC TURNING WITH SCATTERED MODERATE ISOLATED STRONG BANDED DEEP CONVECTION MAINTAINING ITSELF NEAR THE ESTIMATED LOW LEVEL CENTER.
And lots of good satellite imagery, etc. at Forum Giant, here.
live animation here.
Truly the system is looking pretty good right now...Check out the image, below: