During RI, convective downdrafts of varying strengths in the upshear-left quadrant had differing effects on the low-level entropy and surface fluxes. Interestingly, the stronger downdraft in the upshear-left quadrant corresponded with a maximum in 10-m theta-e. It was hypothesized that the large amount of evaporation that can take place underneath a convective core can lead to high amounts of specific humidity in the air parcels associated with the downdraft. On the contrary, a weaker downdraft that contained a lower evaporation rate corresponded with a minimum in 10-m theta-e. This type of downdraft has more impact on the low-level entropy than the moist downdraft, requiring more surface fluxes to recover the downdraft-driven low entropy air before being lifted in the downshear-right quadrant, where convection is usually initiated. In all cases, a simple integration of the surface fluxes showed that the ocean supplied enough energy to replenish the BL entropy. This study emphasizes different types of convective downdrafts in TCs and how they influence the latent and sensible heat fluxes, which is tied to hurricane intensity change.