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Thursday evening Tropics check (08/28/2014)

Atlantic basin satellite image (08/28/2014)
Posted at 4:42 PM, Aug 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-28 16:42:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Hurricane Cristobal is continuing its trek into the colder environment of the North Atlantic, where, by the weekend, the storm will transition out of its tropical phase and will no longer be a hurricane.  

A wave of disturbed weather south of Puerto Rico will continue to move to the west-northwest along the northern edge of the Caribbean Sea, but upper-level winds will still inhibit any strengthening efforts, and overall development of the system in the next few days remains minimal.

A third disturbance, in the western Gulf, will move onshore in the lower Texas coastline and will no longer have any chance to form into a tropical depression.

Lastly, a vigorous wave is exiting the coastal areas of western Africa.  While no immediate intensification is forecast, the system will be tracked in the days ahead and monitored for better organization and potential strengthening.