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Front Makes It to the The Gulf Coast

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Updated: 9/23/2013 7:32 am
Front Makes It to the Gulf Coast.......

Low pressure has formed in the NW Gulf of Mexico (see 4th image below). Satellite imagery shows little more than a swirl of low clouds but there should be at least some increase in convection during daytime heating.  As an upper level disturbance approaches Tue./Wed., t'storm activity should increase, & the low will move east/northeast along the front.  True tropical development seems unlikely but given the time of year, this is a situation to monitor through midweek.

For the First Coast.... as the low move across N. Fl./S. Ga., there will the potential for heavy rain late Tue. through Wed. night.

Surface pressures -- overall -- remains quite low from the SW Atlantic to the Caribbean & Gulf of Mexico, so I still look for possible eventual tropical development in one of these areas over the next 1-2 weeks.

What few tropical waves are coming off Africa are less than impressive & are battling some shear.  It's possible we've seen an early end to the Cape Verde least as far as long track tropical cyclones are concerned.  The early forecast concerns for a season with Cape Verde hurricanes will almost certainly go down as a "bust".  Sea surface temps. have been plenty warm, but widespread significant shear for the majority of the last couple months managed to keep things in check.  Dry mid & upper level air was a contributor, too, but I feel it was the shear that dictated things.

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