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Tuesday evening Tropics check (09/02/2014)

Tropical Storm Dolly forecast track (5pm 09/02/2014)
Posted at 4:59 PM, Sep 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-02 13:40:17-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tropical Storm Dolly is carrying moisture and gusty winds into the Gulf coastal regions of Mexico late today.  Dolly's peak wind speeds late Tuesday afternoon were clocked at 45 mph as the system moved to the west at 12 mph.  The center of Dolly was just 60 miles east-southeast of Tampico, Mexico.  Heavy rain will be the biggest impact in sections of Mexico, where the risk of mudslides and flash flooding will be enhanced.

A tropical upper-level disturbance near the southeastern Bahamas will provide a source of moisture to the Florida peninsula later this week, but the feature does not have a well-defined surface-level low-pressure circulation, so further development of the upper low into a tropical depression seems very low at this point.  The swirl of moisture is moving generally to the northwest.

Elsewhere in the tropical Atlantic basin, no other points of interest exist.