Tropics Look Quiet For Now As Sam Becomes Post-Tropical In North Atlantic


The National Hurricane Center was watching just one area of possible development Tuesday as Sam transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone.

"A large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms is located east of a surface trough that extends from the central and southeastern Bahamas northward over the adjacent southwestern Atlantic waters," said the NHC. "Upper-level winds are not expected to be favorable for significant tropical development of this system while it moves slowly northwestward over the next several days. By this weekend, the system is forecast to interact with a front near the coast of the southeastern United States."

Forecasters gave the system only a 10% chance of further development on the next five days.

The NHC also issued their final advisory on now post-tropical cyclone Sam Tuesday morning.

Forecasters said Sam was expected to maintain hurricane-force winds through the next 12 to 18 hours, and then pass close to Iceland with gale-force winds over a large area.


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