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Tuesday evening Tropics check (08/22/2017)

Gulf/Carib sat image (08/22/2017)
Posted at 3:30 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 11:36:54-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) --  Hurricane Hunter aircraft will investigate the remnants of tropical storm Harvey currently north of the Yucatan Peninsula.  With warm water temperatures and relatively weak upper-level winds, the disturbance may gather more organization and return to tropical depression or tropical storm strength in the next couple of days.  The system is forecast to move northwest, generally into the western Gulf and possibly interact with the coast of Texas.

The former tropical low off the Florida east coast is quite disorganized right now, but carries enough moisture to trigger areas of rain for the Florida peninsula.  While the low is near or over land, development is not expected.  Forecasts show the low moving back over the western Atlantic, over the warmer Gulf Stream waters, where it may gain additional strength.  It is projected to eventually move north to northeast over the weekend.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic basin, current smaller disorganized disturbances scattered around pose limited to no risk for development in the next several days.