And I just got this off of the Weather Channel:
Five waves and a tropical storm
M. Ressler, Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Jul. 20, 2010 12:15 pm ET
There are five active tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin.
Of the five systems the tropical wave extending from the southeastern Bahamas through the central Caribbean Sea to near the Venezuela coast has the
best chance for development.
Currently the lack of a surface low and some wind shear from a trough of low pressure to the northwest of the wave are keeping the wave from
developing. There are indications that the trough is beginning to weaken and if that trend continues the environment would become more favorable for
The wave is getting better organized and is producing considerable shower and thunderstorm activity in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Virgin
Islands and the northern Lesser Antilles. Heavy rainfall is expected in these areas increasing the threat of flooding and mud slides. The threat will
heavy rain fall will increase across Haiti, eastern Cuba, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeast Bahamas through midweek.
The system is moving of toward the west-northwest at a slow rate of only 5 to 10 mph. At that rate of speed and direction moisture from the wave could
reach southern Florida Friday.
A tropical wave and upper level low are combining to increase shower and thunderstorm activity in the central Gulf of Mexico. This system is not
expected to develop as it moves off to the west between 10 and 15 mph. Shower and thunderstorm activity should increase over the western Gulf coast
through midweek as the system moves onshore.
Another tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea moves into Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula with heavy showers and thunderstorms. This
system should not develop due to its proximity to land.
A fourth wave is heading into the central tropical Atlantic Ocean. Environmental conditions are not favorable for this wave to develop over the next
two days. At its current rate of speed the wave could be in the Lesser Antilles Friday or Saturday.
A fifth tropical wave is just coming off of the coast of western Africa.