By Donna Thomas, BrowardNetOnline.com Meteorologist - Tropical Storm Nadine continues to defy the odds (and the experts) by maintaining itself as a tropical system with 50 mile per hour winds. As of 5 am Thursday, Nadine was located at 36.8 North, 30.6 West, about 180 miles south of Flores Island in the Azores. Nadine is moving east-southeast at 9 miles an hour, but it’s not likely to go very far anytime soon. Whether it’s absorbed by a larger non-tropical low or manages to survive a while longer as a tropical storm in cooler waters, Nadine is likely to stall out close enough to the Azores to generate dangerous swells and gusty winds for the next few days.
Elsewhere, the area of thunderstorms 700 miles east of Bermuda has some chance of becoming a subtropical system over the next few days as it moves to the west or west-northwest. And a tropical wave to our south (not showing signs of development) will increase rain chances for South Florida this weekend.