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Tropics Update

A few storms to watch
Posted: 7:51 AM, Aug 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-03 15:04:02-04
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Atlantic Basin

A weak tropical disturbance is still chugging through the Central Atlantic but is not showing much development. The wave is a loosely defined cluster of thunderstorms hanging around low pressure, move westward.

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The wave (named Invest 96L) will have minor development properties over the next 5 days. The Saharan Dust Layer is riding high pressure north of the wave and will inhibit development, while continuing to steer the storm westward towards the Lesser Antilles. This storm will need to be watched as it leaves the Saharan Dust Layer and enters warmer waters, closer to the Mainland US.

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Pacific Basin

The Pacific Basin tells a much different story. Two storms continue to churn and do so a little close for Hawaii’s comfort. Neither Erik nor Flossie will make a landfall, but impacts will be felt with some wind, rain, and rough seas.

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Both storms are expected to pass the islands and dissipate out when encountering less favorable conditions within the next five days.