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Thursday evening Tropics check (07/30/2015)

Radar/satellite image (07/30/2015)
Posted at 4:08 PM, Jul 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-30 16:08:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- As the weeks ahead approach, the typical Atlantic hurricane season experiences an uptick in the frequency of tropical cyclone development.  There are no overwhelming features that exist in those waters, but a couple of spots do bear at least some modest monitoring.

One disturbance is associated with a stalled, diminishing boundary across the western Atlantic, stretching across the Florida peninsula, and into the eastern Gulf.  This elongated disturbance has a couple of faint low-pressure circulations, one basically on each end of the boundary.  The one features in the radar/satellite image in this article has a minimal chance for future development in the next couple of days.  It is over the warmer Gulf Stream flow, but moderate upper-level winds and the approach of a cold front should halt any major efforts for the system to organize in the next 48 hours.

Farther in the open Atlantic, a system southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has low-end chances for further strengthening as it travels west-northwest across the southern North Atlantic.  It is a lengthy distance from any land mass in the Caribbean.  Patches of dry air exist to the north, and moderate shearing winds are present in the Caribbean.  If these elements linger through the extended periods, they would possibly slow the system's efforts to acquire better organization.