Blinhart wrote:So what is the possibility of this storm hitting Africa as a TC? Has that ever happened before?
It is already too far north to hit Africa. It is embedded in the mid-latitude westerlies now and will get steered eastward and gradually then northeastward because of that. The lowest latitude it can go would take it into Portugal, but probably as a very weak remnant low since the water temps are so cold there. I've never read or heard about a TC surviving the journey eastward lower than 35 degrees N and hitting Africa. Climatologically almost impossible.