TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- There are now two areas of interest in the tropics. One is sitting just north of the Caribbean Sea, while the other is near the Cape Verde Islands.
An area of disturbed weather is causing sitting just north of Hispaniola, where upper level winds are unfavorable for development. This disturbance is expected to continue moving toward the northwest into the Gulf of Mexico by the early part of next week. Conditions there may support further development. Because o this, there is only a 10% chance of formation in the next five days. At this time, it is too early to determine exact impacts that this may bring the Big Bend, but rainier conditions are very possible by mid-week.
Further away from us sits Potential Tropical Cyclone Six. This is about 200 miles east southeast of the Cape Verde Islands.
Right now, this storm is moving in a westward direction at 12 mph, and is expected to continue in this general direction for the next several days. There is a 90% chance of further development in the next 5 days. This may very well become a named storm before the weekend is over. It would take the name 'Florence.'