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Wednesday evening Tropics check (07/27/2016)

Eastern Atlantic satellite image (3 p.m. 07/27/2016)
Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 11:30:46-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- As the hurricane season progresses into August, the open waters of the north Atlantic in the southern latitudes tend to experience increased activity in the form of disorganized disturbances emerging from the west African coast.  Occasionally, tropical depressions and storms will originate from this region, near the Cape Verde Islands, and move west-northwestward.

A parade of disturbances is noted in these waters today.  One is particularly vigorous, with ample amounts of moisture.  This may allow the system to effectively survive against a remarkably dry and dusty atmosphere just to the north, enough to where the system may be able to attain tropical depression status in the next few days.

However, this system would be over 1,000 miles from any land interactions in the Lesser Antilles or the eastern Caribbean.

While this and other similar features will be closely monitored over the next week, there are no impending concerns regarding local tropical weather impacts.