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Friday morning Tropics check (08/17/2018)

Posted at 4:23 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 02:27:08-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Ernesto transitioned to a tropical storm late Thursday night, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Still, the system is not expected to bring impacts to land as a tropical cyclone. After transitioning to a non-tropical system, the cyclone will approach the British Isles.

The tropical wave east of the Windward Islands has a low chance of developing for the next few days. Strong upper level winds will help to hinder the potential of this system organizing.

2-day development chances are at 20%.

5-day development chances are at 20%.

Either way, heavy rain is likely for the next few days for parts of the Lesser Antilles.

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. First Alert Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

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