Tropical storm Dorian is way out in the Atlantic Ocean, but it’s worth keeping tabs on this weekend.
Maximum sustained winds are around 60 mph Thursday morning as it slides to the west at 17 mph. The water temps are over 80 degrees in the path of Dorian for the next few days (over 80 allows a tropical system to intensify), but the southwest wind shear is going to hang around for a few days. That’s good, because wind in the atmosphere (also known as shear) makes the storms around Dorian have a hard time building. If those storms build up it would essentially strengthen the entire system. So, we want shear to help keep Dorian weak and in-check.