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Wednesday evening Tropics check (10/08/2014)

Tropical disturbance satellite image (10/08/2014)
Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-08 17:41:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Most of the Atlantic basin remains quiet, but there is one point of interest a few hundred miles northeast of Puerto Rico that has a low-end chance of becoming a better-formed tropical system.  The blob of moisture is moving generally to the northwest and will enter a region north of the Greater Antilles with lighter upper-level winds and moderately moist conditions.  Near-term forecast trends indicate a low-pressure circulation maintaining some organization in the open Atlantic waters through the end of the week.

Elongated waves of moisture to the southeast of the disturbance have lesser chances to develop because of increase wind shear in the southern latitudes of the north Atlantic.

Moisture near Honduras will interact with the land mass of central America, and further development in this region is not expected.

The Gulf of Mexico is void of any tropical waves and will remain that way for the next few days.