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Wednesday evening Tropics check (09/10/2014)

Bahamas disturbance satellite image (09/10/2014)
Posted at 3:38 PM, Sep 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-10 15:38:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- A weak tropical disturbance over the southeastern Bahamas has struggled somewhat to maintain a constant pattern of rain and thunderstorm action.  A modest upper low nearby is disrupting its development efforts, but in the next couple of days, the system is forecast to lose at least some of the faster winds aloft.  The low itself will drift to the south or southwest.  Only slow development is forecast in the near-term future, but regardless of strength or organization, it may be a source of moisture to lift rain chances higher over the Florida peninsula this weekend.

A second disturbance in the open Atlantic waters has a generally higher chance to reach tropical depression strength within the next five days, but most forecast guidance depict the system moving northwest and avoiding any major land masses.