TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #94 - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2


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I am watching a couple of systems in the Atlantic Basin:

Disturbance 97L is an elongated area of low pressure that is producing clouds and convection in the eastern Caribbean Sea, the Lesser Antilles, and the adjacent Tropical Atlantic. Movement is toward the west-northwest at near 10 mph. Conditions are generally favorable for development but, as has been the case in 2013, dry air is inhibiting tropical cyclone formation. Eventually, in several days, 97L may be able to enter an area in the Atlantic Basin where the air is not so dry. Several of our computer models go ahead and develop 97L into a tropical cyclone in the longer term and then forecast it to be pushed away from the U.S. East Coast by a significant trough in the jet stream. I will keep an eye on this system for you.

Disturbance 98L is a low pressure system attached to a tropical wave that is located just off the west coast of Africa about 650 miles southeast of the Cape Verde Islands. Movement is toward the west-northwest at 10-15 mph. Development of this system, if any, will be slow.

Tom Konvicka

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