9/21: Tropical Storm Ophelia in the Central Tropical Atlantic
As of this morning Tropical Storm Ophelia moving westward across the Tropical Atlantic (1370 miles east of the Windward Islands at 5am). This system will likely continue westward with a turn to the west-northwest was it approaches the Caribbean. Once again interests there need to monitor the progress of this storm. The good news is ample wind shear will likely prevent significant strengthening and Ophelia is not expected to become a hurricane at this time. The system will likely approach the Windward Islands by the start of the weekend.