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Friday evening Tropics check (09/21/2018)

Atlantic satellite image (2:00pm 09/21/2018)
Posted at 4:20 PM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 16:20:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- We continue to monitor various spots  in the Atlantic basin for possible development. Most of these possess low chances for near-term organization:

  • A disturbance southeast of Bermuda Friday afternoon is disorganized and weak but will likely continue to hold some moisture together as it is forecast to move southwest, then west, through the next couple of days.
  • Another area of moisture is about a thousand miles east of the Lesser Antilles with steady movement to the west-northwest. Nearby dry air and steady upper-level wind flow will prevent this system from rapidly intensifying.
  • A vigorous low-pressure disturbance is emerging into the Cape Verde region of the eastern Atlantic with some future growth potential, especially next week.
  • A yet-to-develop upper-level system in the open Atlantic may have the chance to turn into a subtropical system in the next few days.