Cincinnati, OH 45201 Last Updated: 07/30/15 22:55:28 EDT
Storm Summary and Projection: Hurricane Summary POSTED: July 30, 2015 5:44 p.m.
Watching Two Areas of Low Pressure
Two areas of low pressure are being closely monitored across the Atlantic Basin.
A surface low pressure area along a tropical wave is a couple hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. The system continues to track to the west at around 15 knots or about 6 degrees of
longitude per day. Satellite images during Thursday afternoon were indicating some increase in organization. This area of disturbed weather in the far eastern Atlantic has a chance to become better
organized over the next few days as it moves through an environment of relatively low wind shear and warm ocean waters.
An area of dry stable air with embedded African dust is wrapped around the northern and northwest part of the weak circulation. This is preventing the system from becoming better organized. If it
can overcome this dry dusty air there is some chance it could evolve into an organized tropical system. Eventually, it will move into cooler ocean waters and into an extensive area of dry stable air
late in the weekend and early next week. So the faster this system organizes, the better chance it has to become a tropical depression or even a tropical storm.
The second area of low pressure located east of south Carolina coast has been moving north north east as planned. Although the low center is over very warm ocean water, strong shear is keeping the
convective clouds and thunderstorms well to the south of the low level center. This is likely to inhibit further tropical development. Eventually, this system will become absorbed into a southward
moving cool front by Friday or Friday night.
The rest of the Atlantic Basin including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean looks fairly quiet through the upcoming weekend into early next week.
By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski