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Saturday evening Tropics check (8/26/2017)

Tropical Storm Harvey 8/26/2017
Posted at 7:38 PM, Aug 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-26 16:22:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Tropics remain active as we're continuing to watch Tropical Storm Harvey as well as a second area of interest closer to home.

Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall Friday night between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor, Texas as a category 4 hurricane. Since then, this storm has weakened to tropical storm status, but still has quite a bit of rain associated with it. Harvey is expected to gradually weaken through the day on Sunday, though it's movement will remain fairly stationary. At this current time, Tropical Storm Harvey is forecast to move northward, closer to Houston, by the middle of the next work week.

Closer to home, there is a broad low pressure stretching across north-central Florida producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This area of interest is forecast to move northwestward, reaching the western Atlantic Ocean by early next week. Once there, conditions may become favorable for slight development. Locally, this may help bring very scattered rain to the area, but nothing of significance. At this time, there is a 50% chance of formation in the next five days.