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UPDATE: Sunday evening Tropics check (8/27/2017)

Tropical Disturbance (8/27/2017)
Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten 8/27/2017
Harvey forecast cone, 8/27/2017
Harvey 8/27/2017
Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten 8/27/2017
Posted at 5:03 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 18:36:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- There are three areas in the tropics that we are watching. One of which is Tropical Storm Harvey, is still battering parts of southeast Texas.

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to drift around over Texas. The eye of this system sits to the east of San Antonio with many the outer bands still able to reach the Gulf of Mexico. Because this system is still able to tap into the gulf moisture, it has been very slow to weaken and is still able to dump ample amounts of rain over Houston and surrounding cities. At this time, Tropical Storm Harvey is moving southeast at 2 mph with sustained winds at 40 mph.

The center of the circulation is expected to dip back into the Gulf of Mexico before making a turn to the north by midweek. This means that more rain and dangerous flooding will continue for this portion of Texas. 

Just off the east coast of Georgia, we have Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten. This area of interest is still an area of broad low pressure with showers and thunderstorms associated with it. This low pressure is forecast to become better organized in the next few day or two. Locally, we may continue to see scattered rain showers, though the the coastal areas of North and South Carolina will likely see Tropical Storm conditions (stronger winds and higher surf). This potential tropical cyclone will have a slow northward movement into tonight and Monday. Winds are currently sustained near 35 mph with stronger gusts. This has a 90% chance of formation in the next five days.

Finally, there is a disturbance that just pushed off the west coast of Africa. This area of interest has a large area of showers and thunderstorms around it. Environmental conditions appear to be favorable for gradual development. In fact, this disturbance has a 40% chance of development in the next five days as it moves westward at 15-20 mph.