Watching The tropics, Disturbance Could Still Strengthen

Published 07/31 2014 08:20PM

Updated 07/31 2014 08:46PM

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The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor a tropical disturbance in the central Atlantic. Strengthening into the season's next tropical depression or storm is possible. It has an 80% chance of developing over the next 48 hours.

Through Thursday afternoon, most of the strong thunderstorms associated with the system dissipated. Late in the evening though, more have begun to develop. Even with the diminished storm activity Thursday, Hurricane Hunters were able to find a well defined low and surface winds of 40 to 45 mph. If current trends continue with storm develop near the central low, the system may be upgraded late tonight are sometime Friday.

Computer guidance continues to indicate that over the next several days that a general curve to the northwest will happen. That would place it in the vicinity of the Bahamas or the Greater Antilles. If that path pans out, the influence of land will slow any further development. If there less interaction with land, a stronger system could be possible. There is no immediate threat to the US.

To track the tropics anytime, click on our Tracking The Tropics page at Or to get the latest local weather information, download the WDHN Weather App which is available for Apple and Android products. 

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