Tropics watch: Tropical weather update for Thursday, Sept. 24

Cheryl McCloud   | Treasure Coast Newspapers The National Hurricane Center is tracking one post-trop

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Cheryl McCloud   | Treasure Coast Newspapers

The National Hurricane Center is tracking one post-tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin. No other activity is forecast over the next five days.

“The atmosphere is always trying to balance out its heat energy and we’ve had a lot of activity over the past three weeks. I think this is one of the balancing acts right now,” said AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski.

“You can have lulls, but you have to keep your eyes open.”

Hurricane season lasts through Nov. 30.

Here's the latest update from the NHC as of Thursday, Sept. 24. 

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What's out there and where is it? 

1. Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta is about 50 miles west-southwest of Jackson, Mississippi.

How likely is it to strengthen?

1.  Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta: Some weakening is forecast over the next 36 hours  before Beta weakens into a front.

Details on Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta

  • Location: 55 miles west-southwest of Jackson, Mississippi
  • Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph
  • Present movement: northeast at 12 mph

Who is likely to be impacted?

Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta: Beta could bring two to four inches of rain through early Friday from central to northern Mississippi, across the Middle Tennessee Valley and into the southern Appalachians. An isolated tornado or two are possible this afternoon across southern Alabama.

There's no expected impact to Florida from any tropical systems, but forecasters advise all residents to stay informed and be prepared during this very active hurricane season.

Tracking the tropics in real time:

These graphics, which update automatically, show you activity in the tropics in real time:

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