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Monday evening Tropics check (08/31/2015)

Fred forecast track (5pm 08/31/2015)
Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 17:32:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Hurricane Fred, the Atlantic season's second hurricane, is lashing out at the Cape Verde Islands late Monday with winds of 80 mph.  The hurricane will encounter weakening factors later this week, including the existence of a drier air mass, as it moves over open waters.  There are no signs that the storm will impact land in the western Atlantic anytime in the extended future.

The remnant moisture from the former Tropical Storm Erika is lining up along the Florida west coast, drifting generally north.  The leftover low will not re-form into a tropical system as it spreads additional moisture and rain coverage over parts of the peninsula tonight, and into the Big Bend and Suwannee valley later Tuesday.

Other than these, there are no other features to monitor in the tropical Atlantic basin.