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Watching Southeast Coast and African Wave

Sep 20, 2014 1:52 PM
Considerable shower and thunderstorm activity from the Carolina coastline through the eastern Gulf of Mexico is currently feeding off warm ocean water temperatures in the region. There is a very slight chance this cluster could organize into a tropical cyclone, however moderate-to-strong wind shear will likely hamper any tropical development through the weekend. Regardless of the nature of the low that forms, tropical or extratropical, rain will track along the Southeast coast Saturday night, advancing to near Nantucket, eastern Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia on Sunday, and Newfoundland on Monday. A tropical wave emerging off the African Coast near the Cape Verde Islands has an area of weak and broad low pressure associated with it. The system will slowly move north and west over the next couple of days while experiencing hostile wind shear. Strong wind shear is expected to continue influencing this tropical wave early next week limiting any threat for development. By AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister.

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National Hurricane Center Outlook

NHC Atlantic Activity

ABNT20 KNHC 201818

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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