July 1st, 2021 | Scott Lindstrom
Night Time Microphysics (at night) and True-Color imagery (during the day) over the eastern Atlantic, 0920 – 1220 UTC on 1 July 2021
Tropical Storm Elsa has formed over the tropical eastern Atlantic Ocean. True-color imagery from CSPP Geosphere (link) shows the storm with occasional bursts of deep convection. Elsa has formed at the southern edge of a large area of Saharan Air (shown below, link, from this site), and the storm’s future could be influenced by this dry air.
The abundant dry air to the north of Elsa is also apparent in the low-level water vapor imagery, as shown below.