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Tuesday evening Tropics check (10/18/2016)

Western Atlantic disturbance sat image (3pm 10/18/2016)
Posted at 3:45 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 11:50:01-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The former hurricane Nicole was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone over the colder far north Atlantic waters early Tuesday and is no longer being actively tracked as a tropical feature.

The next point of interest remains just east of the Bahamas in the form of a broad field of clouds, with a faint indication of low-pressure circulation, being heavily impacted by fast upper-level winds.  The overall low-pressure tendency may aid in some tropical or subtropical development of this system within the next few days.  Regardless of future formation, there is higher confidence in this system remaining in the western Atlantic Ocean and not directly affect the U.S. East Coast through the weekend.

The potential for development of other ragged waves of activity in the tropical Atlantic basin is low to non-existent as of Tuesday afternoon.