Tropical Depression #2 moving west across the Atlantic - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Tropical Depression #2 moving west across the Atlantic

The current information as of 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. The current information as of 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm dissipating Thursday. The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm dissipating Thursday.
Satellite imagery shows the extent of the dry air ahead of Tropical Depression #2. Satellite imagery shows the extent of the dry air ahead of Tropical Depression #2.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The WMBF First Alert weather team is tracking the second tropical system of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Tropical Depression #2 had max winds of 35 mph with movement to the west at 17 mph. The system was located around 2,300 miles to the southeast of Myrtle Beach, SC.

The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center has the storm continuing to the west through the next several days. It is then expected to dissipate as it approaches the Caribbean. 

Why? The open Atlantic is dominated by a large area of dry air at this time. Dry air helps to collapse the thunderstorms within the system and will ultimately destroy it as it pushes to the west. 

It is possible it could redevelop later on but it looks unlikely at this point.

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