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Tuesday evening Tropics check (09/12/2017)

Lee forecast track (5pm 09/26/2017)
Posted at 4:30 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 12:36:01-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) --  The remnants of Hurricane Irma are lingering in the lower Mississippi River Valley as a post-tropical cyclone, producing areas of heavy rain that will move toward the Ohio River through midweek.

The only active hurricane in the Atlantic basin, Jose, is southwest of Bermuda, and in a pattern that will likely cause the hurricane to drift southeast, then circle around in a northwest, then north, path over the western Atlantic.  Most forecast indicators suggest the hurricane will stay offshore from the United States through this week, but it may increase swells and surf for the Atlantic shores through this weekend.  Hurricane Jose has 75-mph max winds as of the late Tuesday afternoon update.

A weaker tropical wave in the open waters of the southern latitudinal North Atlantic has low-end chances to develop further in the next few days ahead as it moves northwest, mainly because of faster upper-level winds near it.