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The large tropical wave of low pressure that moved off Africa on Sunday strengthened into Tropical Depression Four on Wednesday morning.
The depression then strengthened further into Tropical Storm Dorian before 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday.
However, much of the tropical Atlantic was being influenced by dry air and dust this week. Dry air tends to work against further tropical organization.
As we have seen in the past, sometimes these systems, especially the larger ones, can overcome the surrounding dry air. However, the system would have a better chance of development through the middle of the week, rather than late in the week.
"As the feature continues to drift on a slightly north of west course, it is likely to encounter a zone of increasingly disruptive winds at midlevels of the atmosphere this week," Kottlowski said.
At present course and speed, the system would be near the Leeward Islands this weekend and could brush some of the northern islands of the Caribbean next week as a topical storm. Even if it does not maintain its strength, the system could bring a period enhanced showers and thunderstorms to these islands.
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The slow-moving tropical storm will bring a high risk for flooding and mudslides to parts of China and Vietnam into this weekend.
The cause of the collapse remains unclear; however, thunderstorms were affecting the city at the time of the collapse.
The Atlantic Basin is uncharacteristically quiet for mid-August, with the exception of Subtropical Depression Five in the north-central Atlantic Ocean.
A pilot of a plane fighting the Horns Mountain fire survived after the plane crashed in northeast Washington on Tuesday.
El derrumbe se suscitó luego de una violenta tormenta.
Persistent rainfall and flooding are likely in parts of the northeastern United States that have already received record-shattering rainfall this summer.
A slow-moving storm has plagued portions of the northeastern United States with dangerous flash flooding through the weekend and into early this week.
For disaster survivors, picking up the pieces can be a real challenge, and the traumatic impacts are not always visible.