Atlantic Tropical Update 8/17/09

[COLOR=black][B]TS Claudette[/B] is now overland and weakening.

[B]TD Ana[/B] or what is left if it will likely weaken to a tropical wave as it interacts with the land masses of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Later the remnants could move over the warm waters of the Florida Straits so there is still a possibility of regeneration as it approaches South Florida on Wednesday.

[B]Hurricane Bill[/B] continues to develop and is forecast to become a major hurricane during the next 24-36hours, however, Bill is expected to turn northwestward and later northward by the weekend and pass well east of the US East Coast and will likely be an issue for ships making trans Atlantic crossings.
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