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  • Writer's pictureBryan Norcross

Colin has unraveled and Bonnie is in the Pacific as the tropics enter a quiet period

Tropical Storm Colin no longer has an organized circulation, so it has officially dissipated. Although a few good downpours remain over extreme eastern North Carolina, most of the remnants of the short-lived little storm are offshore.

Bonnie is still going, but as a Pacific storm now. It’s slowly reorganizing after its trip over Central America and is forecast to become a hurricane as it tracks parallel to the coast of Mexico.

As long as it stays in middle or the left side of the cone, it will not be a threat beyond dangerous surf and some areas of heavy rain, but residents of coastal El Salvador, Guatemala, and southern Mexico should keep an eye on it.

Otherwise, dry air is forecast to dominate the tropical Atlantic for the foreseeable future, so no tropical development is expected through next week at least.

Surprises do occur, of course, like Tropical Storm Colin. Although, Colin’s effects were not significantly different than the non-tropical low that became Colin would have produced.

The broad weather pattern that is producing scorching heat in the middle of the country and parts of the Deep South is forecast to continue. Another artifact of that jet-stream pattern is to push occasional cold fronts off the East Coast, like the one that will grab Colin’s remnants in the next day or so. Sometimes leftovers from these fronts can cause something to spin up, so we’ll keep an eye out for that.

Enjoy the pause!


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