Tropical Depression #2 is struggling, expected to dissipate

By Blake Mathews, Weather producer, meteorologist, bmathews@wjxt.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 11:04:02 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 22 2014 10:24:44 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Tropical Depression #2, as of Tuesday morning, continues to barely cling to life after rapidly organizing on Monday.

The latest update as of 5 a.m. from the National Hurricane Center shows that the storm has changed little in organization. Therefore the winds have been held at a generous 35 mph with a westward motion at 16 mph.

The NHC had this to say about the future prospects of this storm:

"As previous advisories have noted, the environment ahead of the depression does not favor strengthening. Dry air and an increase in shear are expected to cause weakening during the next day or two, and all of the dynamical models show the system becoming a trough of low pressure by the time it reaches the Lesser Antilles. The NHC forecast follows this reasoning and calls for dissipation in 2 to 3 days."

The News4Jax Weather Authority will continue to track the depression, or what's left of it, over the next few days. Due to harsh environmental conditions including dry air and high wind shear, strengthening and or regeneration of this depression is not anticipated at this time.

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