|AccuWeather is predicting the potential for activity in the Atlantic Basin this week. // Photo courtesy of AccuWeather.com|
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski is reporting that a tropical wave tracking through the Caribbean Sea this week will raise the potential for activity in the Atlantic Basin.
While the eastern Pacific Ocean has been busy, the Atlantic Basin hasn't had a tropical storm since Danielle roamed the Bay of Campeche in late June, according to the report.
"Weak disturbances have been moving westward from Africa over the past couple of months," AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said in the report. "Up to this point, there has been too much dry air and dust from the Sahara Desert for these systems to develop."
Dry air is common during June and July over much of the Atlantic, according to the report. Dry air continues to surround the system at the start of this week. In addition a fast forward motion is also inhibiting the system. The forward speed should decline over the next couple of days.