4WARN: Tropical Update
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Tomorrow marks the most active day of the year on average in the tropics. We currently have two tropical storms and one powerful tropical wave off the African coast that will need monitoring.
The good news with the two tropical storms, Paulette and Rene, is that steering patterns in the upper atmosphere will allow them to take pathways away from the Wiregrass. Tropical Storm Rene does not pose a threat to the US at all. Paulette has the potential to approach the northern east coast. Both of these storms will not enter the Gulf of Mexico.
A very powerful blast of thunderstorms formed off the coast of Africa yesterday. These intense cluster of storms will very easily become a weak tropical system within a few days, and will likely track towards the west. We will monitor this system carefully as it travels over the warmer Atlantic waters.
Overall, no immediate threats to our coastlines currently exist. However, it is still a good idea to keep your hurricane safety plan, kit, and routes reviewed as we still have about three months left of hurricane season.
Stay updated with the 4WARN weather team for all the latest information about the tropics.
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