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.
A brief warmup is in store for the Pittsburgh area this weekend before cooler weather makes a return for the start of the new week.
A brief warmup is in store for the Cleveland area this weekend before cooler weather makes a return for the start of the new week.
Sunny skies will continue to bathe the Los Angeles area.
Sunny skies will bathe the Bay Area for the new week.
Well-above normal temperatures will highlight the weekend in Seattle.
Off-and-on showers and thunderstorms will be in the picture for the coming week in Dallas.
Denver, CO ()
4-9" of heavy wet snow fell, downing tree limbs and causing power outages.
Rangely, CO ()
Large hail (some 4" in diameter) caused $ million in damages to cars, trucks, and buildings.
Centre County, PA (1792)
Quote from the diary of William Colbert, a Methodist Circuit Rider up in Centre County: "A very cold morning. It was surprising to see so much snow on the ground at this season of the year. The limbs of the peach trees broke, and large limbs of the oaks broke down, and saplings bent across the road. It began to snow last night before we went to bed. I came out of my way by Lamb's to Phillip Antes."