By Donna Thomas, BrowardNetOnline.com Meteorologist - Tropical Storm Nadine weakened on Monday afternoon as drier air worked its way into the system. Nadine was about 550 miles southwest of the Azores late in the afternoon. It’s moving northeast at 15 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds estimated (perhaps on the high side) at 70 miles per hour. Nadine is expected to turn north-northeast on Tuesday, slow down, and lose its tropical characteristics as it meanders near the Azores late this week.
Elsewhere, the National Hurricane Center is not expecting the area of disturbed weather in the Gulf to develop. But that disorganized area of storms is bringing heavy rain to the northern Gulf coast, including the Florida panhandle. The NHC also says the tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles is not expected to develop, at least through Wednesday.