Image via Wikipedia The Washington Post: "For the most part, the skies over the Caribbean and Atlantic Basins are remarkably clear. This is not typical, given that we are still near the most active part of the hurricane season historically (which was just over a week ago).
There is, however, one notable exception to the current –almost thunderstorm free- quiescence over this sector of the tropical atmosphere. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is keeping an eye on a collection of clouds, identified as AL98, way out in the Atlantic. If it becomes a named storm, it will be called Ophelia."