Thursday, September 5, 2013

There's plenty of activity in the Atlantic right now but none of it is strong.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle is making 35 knot winds and is generating large amounts of rain as it moves slowly northwest across Hispaniola. Gabrielle is rotating but is disorganized. Development, if any, should be slow and hampered by moving across the island.

To the east of Gabrielle is a large area of disorganized thunderstorms whose development is hindered by proximity to TS Gabrielle.

In the Gulf of Mexico there is a low pressure trough that could strengthen a little before it moves over mainland Mexico. For now, this system is bringing rainshowers to the Yucatan, Mexico, and parts of Central America.

West of the Cape Verde Islands is another region of disorganized thunderstorms but development is unlikely. In another day or so, environmental conditions will become very poor for development.