Nadine, once the eighth hurricane of a busy 2012 season, will fling rain and squalls toward the Azores later this week.
A hurricane for a brief time late on Saturday and Sunday, the storm was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday evening.
Despite the downgrade, heavy rain and gusty winds from Nadine could impact the Azores later this week, potentially marking the second time this season a tropical system has affected the islands.
Tropical Storm watches have been issued for two islands in the northwest Azores, Flores and Corvo, as of Tuesday morning Sept. 18, 2012.
Last month, Gordon paid the islands a visit.
Early this week, Nadine will continue on a course east and eventually northeastward. Though being impacted by wind shear, the system is expected to maintain its strong tropical storm status through midweek.
"The strong upper-level winds were pushing the top of Nadine east of the low-level center of circulation," said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards.
It is possible that by the time Nadine reaches the Azores, towards the end of the week or maybe not even until next weekend, it could begin to lose its tropical characteristics. Nonetheless, residents and visitors can expect heavy rain, strong winds and rough surf at the very least.
At first glance on Monday, Nadine appears to be more of a wave of low pressure along a front.
Satellite loop from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Elsewhere in the Tropics
For the first time in weeks, the remainder of the Atlantic basin remains fairly quiet.
A potent tropical wave will move into the eastern Caribbean Sea with thunderstorms and gusty winds expected.
While conditions do not appear favorable for much tropical development with this wave over the next couple of days, that could change later this week as it pushes farther west across the Caribbean Sea.
Because of this, interests in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Cuba should monitor the progress of this system.
The first widespread ice storm of the season will slowly diminish over parts of the southern and central Plains, but areas of slippery travel will continue into Sunday morning.
After another brief shot of chilly air over the weekend, the month of December will start out milder across the Northeast.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store into late week.
As millions head home from their Thanksgiving ventures the weather may cause trouble on the roads and at the airports from the southern Appalachians to the central Rockies on Sunday.
Tropical Storm Karen brought wind and flooding rains to western Cuba.
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