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Thursday evening Tropics check (09/18/2014)

Western Caribbean disturbance satellite image (11/05/2015)
Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 16:47:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The former Hurricane Edouard's life span as a tropical entity is quite limited Thursday evening, as the system has weakened into a tropical storm in the north Atlantic.  Its highest winds are 70 mph as it moves to the east at 16 mph.  Faster upper-level winds and colder water surface temperatures will continue to cause Edouard to lose tropical characteristics over the next several days.

A vigorous wave of disturbed weather emerging into the far eastern Atlantic has a low-end chance of encountering a strengthening trend in the next few days.  The distant storm will have to battle with moderately dry air nearby to have any chance at gaining extra organization.

No other spots of moisture elsewhere in the tropical Atlantic have any significant chance to intensify.