Good job Barry! Here is what the buoys at flhurricane.com say The first cape verde type wave of the 2016 Hurricane Season, 96L, has a 20% chance to form into a tropical storm or depression over the next 5 days, and about a 10% chance to form within the next two. This system is far from land and has a great deal of hurdles to overcoming as it crosses the Atlantic. This is fairly early, but not unheard of, for a storm from that region to potentially form, It currently is located just west of the African shoreline moving west. Most of the models don't develop it much, or really keep it alive for terribly long, but weaker long-track systems tend to track more southerly so it will be worth monitoring over the next week or two. It is possible other waves may show up next week as well. Things may transition to being very busy by Mid-August. One of the largest factors likely to keep this system weak, or possibly tear it up later is the high level of SAL (Saharan Air Layer) present right now, in fact it's the cause of it being lost by some models. This high SAL should fall apart by mid-late August, which opens the door to things becoming busy then. There is plenty of time to watch 96L, and the possibility of other systems into August. The best window for development is in 2-4 days, after which favorable conditions for development drop off considerably. It likely will struggle to make it all the way across the Atlantic, if it does.