Tracking the Tropics: Weather blog
With the active thunderstorm pattern over the past few days, you might wonder if this is because the tropics are heating up.
Glad to report, the two are unrelated. We actually are in a pattern that is unfavorable for any tropical development in the Caribbean and Gulf, with strong upper level winds in place.
There has also been very dry dusty air coming off the coast of Africa,...although it's a little early to have to watch the coast of Africa closely,...but dry dusty is is a good thing as far as we're concerned during Hurricane Season.