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Friday evening Tropics check (09/12/2014)

Eastern Atlantic satellite image (09/12/2014)
Posted at 5:23 PM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 17:23:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tropical Storm Edouard is being tracked in the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  More details about the storm are provided here in the Hurricane Center.

Elsewhere, closer to the region, a broad low-pressure system has crossed the southern half of the Florida peninsula Friday and will emerge into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday.  While the waters in the eastern Gulf are quite warm, the upper-level winds will increase in general.  Development of the low will be hindered by less-than-favorable wind shear conditions, and the current outlook for its formation into a tropical depression is low.  The system is projected to continue on its westward path through the weekend.

Another wave in the distant Cape Verde region of the eastern Atlantic has been gradually organizing over the past 12 hours, and may further develop into a depression within five days.