Oh man I'm totally not excited about hurricane swell. So lame. I bet it doesn't even become a hurricane. And if it does there's no way it reaches the East Coast. Nothing to see here folks!<br /><br />A strong tropical wave is predicted to emerge from the coast of Africa on Saturday, and all of the models develop this wave into a tropical depression just west of the Cape Verde Islands by Tuesday. The storm is expected to track to the northwest into a region of ocean where very few tropical cyclones ever make the long crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to threaten North America. In their 8 am EDT Friday Tropical Weather Outlook, NHC put the 5-day odds of development at 50%. <br /><br />Jeff Masters