Cluster of T'storms SW Atlantic....
Take note of the ragged cut-off & bad data over the far E. Atlantic. The problem is that the GOES-13 satellite is malfunctioning. Work is ongoing but for the time being the satellite -- GOES-15 -- that usually covers the Western U.S. & parts of the Pacific has been moved east to cover more of the Atlantic Basin. Click here for info. from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Studies (CIMSS) & to view other satellite sectors.
"Oscar" is no more & became the second "victim" (along with "Nadine") of the huge extratropical storm over the N. Atlantic.
A tropical wave is in the E. Atlantic moving west but there will be no short term development.
Meanwhile...a large plume of tropical moisture -- as seen in the water vapor image below -- continues from the Caribbean & SE half of the Gulf of Mexico across Fl. into the W. Atlantic. Numerous heavy showers & t'storms are imbedded within this moisture but no surface low development is evident or expected. A cluster of t'storms has developed in the far SW Atlantic east of the Bahamas but appears to be tied to an upper level disturbance. This disturbance is forecast by the models to slowly move west then abruptly north then northeast with no significant development as it eventually gets swept out into the Atlantic in advance of an Eastern U.S. upper level trough of low pressure. With a front moving into the Gulf this week + persistent surface high pressure across the Northern U.S./NW Atlantic, the SW Atlantic &/or Caribbean could be an area to watch.