Weak Low Pressure near Bahamas; Wave in E. 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.
Low pressure has developed near & just east of the Bahamas. Some slow development is possible but the system should eventually get steered north then northeast to the east of Fl. as an upper level trough sweeps into the Eastern U.S.
A tropical wave is in the E. Atlantic several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands moving west but there will be no short term development. Some forecast models, however, do indicate some development in the long range -- approximately next week.