Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tropics Update Tuesday

The area of showers and storms in the central Atlantic we've been monitoring this week is weakening today. The chances of this system organizing and strengthening into a Tropical Depression and then Tropical Storm Alex are diminishing. Even the cloud-cover is less today, as evidenced in the visible satellite image:

Movement is still west-northwest at 15 mph, but the system will be moving into less favorable atmospheric conditions with more wind shear. This will probably prevent the system that initially generated as an atmospheric wave off of western Africa from strengthening. In fact, most of the intensity forecasts have it going downhill over the next few days:

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