Some Development in the Tropics - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Some Development in the Tropics

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Wednesday, August 7



There is a trough of low pressure and a tropical wave an area of convection. This cluster of shower and thunderstorm activity is located over the Lesser Antilles. The environment ahead of this system is very dry.
Dry air subsidence as well as deep layer wind shear are hindering Deep Convection in the Gulf & Caribbean waters. Rainshowers are occurring across N. Puerto Rico and over adjacent waters off the Northern coastline.
After satellite and radar analysis, this broad area of low pressure is weak and continues to move across the windward islands and the Eastern Caribbean Sea. Environmental conditions are forecast to remain unfavorable for development during the next several days.
This system has a Very LOW (<10%) chance of becoming a Tropical Cyclone during eh next 48 hours an the next 5 days.

Elsewhere, in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, No tropical development is expected during the next 48 hours.

For a continued look into the tropics, follow the link below to the First Alert Hurricane Center.


Meteorologist Dorrell Wenninger

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