With regards to the tropical wave in the Central Tropical Atlantic it continues to experience hostile conditions and though thunderstorms are flaring up a bit today, strong upper level winds and dry air to the northwest (brownish area on the water vapor loop) are limiting it. The strong upper low that just east of the Bahamas is the driver here and this wave will remain under hostile conditions for the next 2 days or so. However that is going to be changing at the end of the week and the weekend.
You can see the perspective on the loop below with the wave out in the Atlantic, clouds and showers in the Eastern Bahamas, and Tropical Storm Franklin moving into the Southwest Gulf of Mexico. The strong upper low in the Atlantic is forecast to drop southwestward into the Caribbean. Once that happens strong upper winds in the Atlantic will relax and conditions will grow more favorable for development. This will begin to happen once the Atlantic wave goes west of 60 degrees west.
The European continues to grow more bullish on the prospects of development of this wave once it nears the Eastern Bahamas. In fact both the European and the Canadian...READ MORE AT http://www.meteorologistjoecioffi.com/index.php/2017/08/08/tropical-wave-heads-westward-atlantic/