Tropical Storm Monitoring: Cindy Patterns in the Atlantic

On Thursday night, Tropical Storm Cindy strengthened in the Atlantic Ocean. As of 5 a.m. Friday, Cindy was 990 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.” This general motion is expected to continue over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system is expected to be east and northeast of the northern Leeward Islands early next week, the National Hurricane Center said. It will gradually strengthen over the next two days. Beyond the next 48 hours, however, deep-layer shear combined with dry air will weaken Cindy early next week, forecasters say.Below: WESH 2 Meteorologist Eric Burris takes a deep look at the tropicsRelated: Tropical Storm BretRelated: WESH 2 Hurricane Survival Guide 2023Related: WESH 2 2023 Cyclone Season Forecast

On Thursday night, a tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean strengthened into a tropical storm.

As of Friday’s 5 a.m. advisory, Cindy was about 990 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm was moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

“This general movement is expected to continue over the next several days. On the forecast track, the system is expected to be east and northeast of the northern Leeward Islands early next week,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Forecasters have said that it will gradually strengthen in the next couple of days. However, beyond the next 48 hours, deep-layer shear combined with dry air will weaken Cindy early next week.

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Below: Wash 2 meteorologist Eric Burris takes a deep look at the tropics

Related: Tropical Storm Brett

Related: WESH 2 Hurricane Survival Guide 2023

Related: WESH 2 2023 Hurricane Season Forecast

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