Harvey discontinued, Irene downgraded to a tropical depression
NHC has officially discontinued advisories on Harvey as it has transitioned to a completely extratropical system. They also downgraded Irene to a tropical depression. Recon indicates that a Saharan air layer at mid and upper levels in combining with strong shear to seriously cripple Irene. As has been the trend, the official forecast for Irene shows strengthening in a few days as conditions could improve near the storm.