Tropical Atlantic May Try to Come Alive Next Week


By By Kristina Pydynowski

While a robust tropical wave is moving through the Atlantic, the window for tropical development will not open until next week.

Several tropical waves are roaming the Atlantic Ocean, but none are projected to develop into the next tropical depression of the season.

This includes a robust tropical wave that raised concerns for development earlier in the week.

“A surface low that was accompanying this tropical wave has fallen apart, diminishing the chance for tropical development,” stated Tropical Weather Expert Dan Kottlowski.

The combination of dry, dusty air, disruptive wind shear and lower-than-normal sea surface temperatures are putting a lid on development in the Atlantic, added Kottlowski. When strong enough, wind shear (a belt of strong winds above the surface) can shred apart tropical systems.

Regardless of development prospects, the tropical wave will still bring a period of increased gusty showers and thunderstorms that threaten…

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