Watching Southeast Coast and African Wave
Sep 20, 2014 1:52 PM
Atlantic Basin Maps
National Hurricane Center Outlook
253 ABNT20 KNHC 201818 TWOAT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 200 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: An elongated area of low pressure located midway between the west coast of Africa and the Cape Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Upper-level winds are expected to become increasingly unfavorable for development, and tropical cyclone formation appears unlikely. This low should move generally northwestward and could bring heavy rainfall to portions of the Cape Verde Islands later this weekend. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent. $$ Forecaster Kimberlain
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