TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- There are still two areas of interest within the Atlantic Basin that we are watching. One is still a disturbance, while the other is a tropical storm.
There is an area of disturbed weather sitting near Turks and Caicos causing rain and cloudiness over the southeastern Bahamas. This disturbance is forecast to move into the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, where environmental conditions will be more conducive for development. At this time, it is too early to determine where this disturbance will go, or how organized it may become. Right now, however, the Big Bend and parts of south Georgia have a good chance of seeing increased rain chances by mid-week. There is a 40% chance of development in the next 5 days.
Our second area of interest is now Tropical Storm Florence. This storm sits about 300 miles west of the southern most Cape Verde Islands and has sustained winds of 45 mph.
Over the next several days, Tropical Storm Florence is expected to move in a west northwest direction, remaining over water. At this time, this storm is not forecast to be a threat to land.