Aug 24: Tropics Update
Danny has sheared apart into tropical remnants which verified the most-likely scenario. Remnants however will continue to impact the NE Caribbean with rainfall and only light-to-moderate tropical winds. The only thing worth watching is if such tropical remnants re-intensify “if” they make it into the Bermuda Triangle and there’s only a very small chance for that.
Invest 97L is no longer an issue (mostly just a contributor for some rough surf conditions along the mid-Atlantic coast). Attention now turns to Invest 98L which will take a similar track to Danny across the Atlantic Ocean and towards the NE Caribbean. While this storm could intensify and hold together longer than Danny did, it is currently projected on model guidance to curve out to sea before reaching the SE US coast. Invest 98L should be upgraded to Tropical Depression 5 in the extreme short-term (today) and ultimately Erika (maybe overnight or tomorrow AM). Satellite-based convection analysis indicates a developing center or circulation stacked with healthy thunderstorm development (high and cool cloud tops) directly overhead.
Another tropical wave exists behind Invest 98L however the NOAA National Hurricane Center has indicated an unfavorable environment for development in the short-term.
So basically RIP Danny and all eyes on Erika‘s development. No data supports an east coast threat at the moment. Will continue to track tropical activity approaching the Caribbean for those with travel interests to and from New Jersey. Be safe! JC