Tropical Depression nine maintains status quo
Tropical Depression Nine thus far has refused to die but it showing very little desire to get its act together. There are a couple other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic basin that are actually threatening to beat TD Nine to the name Irene. One of these areas is in the northern Gulf and the other is off the coast of North Carolina. Right now TD Nine seems to just want to slowly move east across the Atlantic and maintain intensity for a couple days. However, it is very possible to see this system split, dissipate, or strengthen.