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.
Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in major metropolitan areas, while wildfires raged in the West and flooding downpours persisted in the East.
As much of the West continues to be plagued by intense drought, the production of favorite and trendy foods may be more challenging for states operating in dry conditions.
Since the movie "Jaws," inspired by 1916 shark attacks, the number of shark attacks has been on the rise due to human and seal population increases, shark migration and warming temperatures.
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.
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