Posted by Jim Duncan 8/18/2016
AS FOR THE TROPICS...with Fiona over the Eastern Atlantic, the time has arrived when we expect to see a sharp increase in tropical systems. Fiona will assuredly be just the first of many August-September storms. A wave even farther east than Fiona bears watching, with a 40% chance it turns tropical within 5 days. With any luck, anything that develops over the next few weeks will stay far away, over the Atlantic. WITH ANY LUCK... key words in the weather biz.
Below shows the potential next tropical system. A more southern track than Fiona would be more concerning for islands of the western Atlantic.