Colleagues, FORECAST: PAULA is now a Tropical Depression with winds of 35 mph, off the north coast of Cuba moving E at 13 mph. It will be rounding the eastern edge of a developing surface ridge to its west and cross Cuba next week. Not much of a storm left. Just some rain (not much).
DISCUSSION: The delay of crossing Cuba and staying over water has slowed down the decay somewhat, but 35 mph isn't much of a storm. PAULA's only hope was to quickly get south of Cuba, and that may not happen at all.
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