In the end, the original forecast from the NHC was correct. Henri lasted only 48 hours (5 PM Tuesday to 5 PM Thursday). It did strengthen from its’ original intensity, which was not anticipated. However, over the last 24 hours, it weakened rapidly and devolved into a remnant low. There still has not been a tropical cyclone of any kind in the Atlantic last more than 48 hours since Fred ended nearly a month ago.
An area of interest near northeast South America should bring heavy rain to this reason in the next 48 hours. It is, however, not anticipated to become a tropical cyclone before interacting with the landmass.