October 31, 2011

Strong High Pressure Keeps Atlantic Basin Quiet

The Atlantic Basin remains generally quiet Monday morning, due in large part to a strong subtropical ridge anchored over the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

The only real area of significant activity at this time is associated with a stationary front currently draped across the central Bahamas, just south of the Florida Peninsula and extending all the way to the Yucatan.

A wave of low pressure forming along this front is lifting northward and will advect moisture through southern Florida, bringing widely scattered showers and thunderstorms.

This feature displays no tropical characteristics and is not expected to develop into an organized tropical system as it continues northward, offshore of the East Coast of the United States.

Elsewhere, with the aforementioned strong subtropical ridge in place, there are no areas of concern and no tropical development expected anywhere across the Atlantic Basin for at least the next 48 hours.

By AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Steve Travis

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