Nadine will wander the Central Atlantic this weekend but could venture near the Azores later next week.
Steering winds are forecast to allow Nadine to drift northward during much of the weekend, well away from any land areas. However, these steering winds are also forecast to change next week.
According to Dan Kottlowski, head of the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center, "An upper-level high pressure area will help guide Nadine in a general east to northeast motion next week and could bring the system close to the Azores by around Wednesday."
There is a possibility of building surf and gusty squalls reaching the islands, depending on the track and strength of Nadine.
Early Saturday morning, Sept. 15, 2012, Nadine had strengthened into a category 1 hurricane.
Satellite loop from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Nadine was being affected by wind shear, which was limiting development, since Thursday.
According to Meteorologist Brian Edwards, "The strong upper-level winds were pushing the top of Nadine east of the low-level center of circulation."
If the wind shear eases, the two parts of the storm would become more aligned and could allow further strengthening.
Tropical cyclones can ramp up quickly when over warm water, away from dry air and wind shear effects.
Interests in or venturing to the Azores next week should continue to monitor the progress of Nadine.
Be sure to keep checking back with the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center for the latest on the tropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
Multiple tornadoes touched down across Indiana and Ohio on Wednesday, one of which flattened a Starbucks in the town of Kokomo, Indiana.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida and the Bahamas with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for flash flooding and localized damaging wind gusts through Thursday.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Following a taste of autumn chill to start the week, is summer heat and humidity over for the northeastern United States?
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