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Tuesday evening Tropics check (08/29/2017)

Harvey forecast track (5pm 008/29/2017)
Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 14:21:41-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) --  Tropical Storm Harvey's center reentered the northwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon, lurking just a few miles southeast of Galveston Bay in Texas.  Through the next 24 hours, the upper-level flow will finally allow a more steady movement of the storm system, making landfall around the mouth of the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana, and still capable of spreading heavy, flooding rain across the central Gulf region. 

The potential tropical system off the North Carolina Outer Banks is losing its opportunity to develop into a true tropical storm as upper-level winds increase and effect its structure, so the system will move farther into the North Atlantic through the rest of this week, likely as a non-tropical cyclone.

A tropical wave in the Cape Verde Islands region of the east Atlantic remains in a favorable environment for future strengthening over the open Atlantic waters, taking a west-northwest path through the remainder of this week.