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Thursday evening Tropics check (08/23/2018)

hurricane forecast (caution sign)
Posted at 3:11 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 11:33:16-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- While there are no developing tropical cyclones present in the Atlantic basin, we are approaching the time of season in late August through middle September when, historically speaking, more tropical systems tend to form in the open Atlantic and generally move west-northwest.  Disturbances over western Africa are set to move into the eastern Atlantic waters and will be monitored for development.  But, nothing imminent is expected to form in the next few days ahead.

The next name on the Atlantic basin tropical storm list this season is Florence.

Hurricane Lane, near Hawaii, is a Pacific hurricane and will have no bearing on the local weather pattern.