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Monday evening Tropics check (09/08/2014)

Western Caribbean disturbance satellite image (11/05/2015)
Posted at 3:22 PM, Sep 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-08 15:22:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The latest disturbance to emerge in the eastern Atlantic's Cape Verde region has a mild chance to continue to develop into the season's next tropical depression.  The system is about 4,000 miles from the northeastern Gulf, meaning it would be over a week before any real threat would materialize.  However, initial forecast indicators point to the intensifying system curving to the northwest and remaining in open Atlantic waters.  It's still a very early outlook, though, but it currently poses very little risk to Gulf Coast interest at this phase.

Disorganized waves of moisture exist north of Panama, in the southwestern Gulf, and off the Eastern Seaboard associated with a frontal system.  Neither of these show significant promise of forming into a better-organized tropical system.