First To Know Weather


Wednesday evening First To Know Tropics check (06/05/2024)

Tropical Atlantic satellite image (4pm 06/05/2024)
Posted at 4:13 PM, Jun 05, 2024

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Zones of moisture are scattered and stretched out across a few areas of the Atlantic basin, but none of these will form into tropical systems anytime soon.

Forecast trends continue to show moisture sources in the Caribbean being drawn north toward the Florida peninsula next week, channeled that way by southwesterly winds ahead of a cold front that is set to approach our state line area early in the week. Development efforts are inconclusive and, while trends will be monitored further in the next few days, there are no immediate signals raising concern for a tropical system to form from the moisture source.

A reminder early in the season: Some long-range raw forecast data seen in the digital interwebs and social media universe can indicate a system trying to develop, but oftentimes, the freeze-frame or single-screen data lacks context and contrast with other forecast data sources that actually do not agree with what's being shared and shown.

First to Know Weather looks for trends and signals from various forecast data sources, not just one model version or a worst-case depiction. When something shows a legitimate near- or long-range concern, we will notify you accordingly through our numerous digital, online, and broadcast avenues.