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Thursday morning Tropics check (07/25/2013)

Western Caribbean disturbance satellite image (11/05/2015)
Posted at 7:49 AM, Jul 25, 2013
and last updated 2014-05-02 08:26:48-04

Tropical storm Dorian continues to move to the west-northwest at 17 miles per hour.  As of 5 AM, the storm has maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. As it proceeds across the Atlantic Ocean, it will move over cooler water before reaching the warm waters near the Caribbean and will also encounter some drier air. The storm is expected to maintain tropical storm strength despite those limiting factors, and will have winds around 65 miles per hour by Tuesday morning. Dorian should be north of Puerto Rico by Tuesday. It is still too far out to determine if this storm will pose a threat to Florida.

Another system being monitored is an area of low pressure in the North Atlantic. It only has a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next few days, and will continue into cooler water. It does not pose a threat to the United States and is currently an area of shower and storm activity.