MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Closer to our region, the developing low off the Georgia coast is classified as a Potential Tropical Cyclone with probably development into a tropical depression in a short span of time. The disturbance is responsible for the northeast wind flow encountered in our region, but it's also causing slight drying and stabilizing which has limited local rain chances. The low will move to the northeast, paralleling the Carolina coastline while likely intensifying into a tropical storm. Its name would be Irma if it reaches that level. It will eventually move farther over the open Atlantic waters later this week.
Tropical Storm Harvey still hovers near the middle Texas coast as a minimal storm in terms of wind speed, but a maximum capability to trigger many more inches of rain over already flooded landscape in southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana. The storm will remain somewhat adrift along the Texas Gulf shores, before making a second landfall and maintaining more of a north-northeast movement deeper into the Arklatex and the Mississippi River Valley later this week.
Thirdly, a developing vigorous wave in the Cape Verde region of the eastern North Atlantic has higher long-range potential for tropical cyclone development. Early projections show it moving on a west-northwest track over open waters, gradually gaining strength through the end of the week.