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Wednesday evening Tropics check (07/05/2017)

Atlantic disturbance satellite image (07/05/2017)
Posted at 4:15 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 12:18:57-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The disturbance that previously had a "high" chance for future formation into a tropical depression has been encountering a dry atmosphere in its path.  This has cause less concentration of clouds and rain around the still-disorganized circulation.  While development into a depression is still possible in the next couple of days, longer-range indications show a continued struggle against a dry air mass, which would limit its ability to strengthen.

The forecast path guidance keeps this system over the open Atlantic, keeping some distance between itself and the Windward Islands and the Greater Antilles over the weekend.

Patches of moisture in the Caribbean, along with lines of clouds in the western North Atlantic, have no major chances to form into tropical systems.