Image by Getty Images via @daylife CSMonitor.com: "Igor first appeared as a broad patch of thunderstorms off the western Africa coast. On Sept. 8, the storm system quickly became more organized and more powerful, leapfrogging tropical-depression designation to become a tropical storm and the ninth named storm of the season.
Yet as if to suggest Igor still had to pay its dues, conditions weakened the storm for about a day and a half, dropping it back to tropical depression status.
Now, Igor's back and growing. The current forecast track puts the center of Igor some 600 to 700 miles east of the Bahamas by Friday morning, although there is significant uncertainty in the storm's predicted position that far in advance."