T'Storm Complex East of Bahamas; Well Organized 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.
A large cluster of disorganized t'storms continues east of the Bahamas. Some slow development is possible but the system should eventually get steered north then northeast well to the east of Fl. as an upper level trough sweeps into the Eastern U.S.
A tropical wave is in the E. Atlantic is moving west & will soon be into the Central Atlantic. Some forecast models, however, do indicate some development in the long range -- this weekend or next week as the system approaches the Caribbean &/or Bahamas in a week to 10 days.