MIDWAY, FL (WTXL) -- There are currently two areas of tropical interest. We are still watching Tropical Storm Harvey as it continues to meander in the Southeast. There is also a wave in the Eastern Atlantic that is currently not a local concern.
Tropical Storm Harvey is currently located over Southwest Louisiana with 45 mph winds. This system is moving NNE at 7 mph and is leaving heavy rainfall throughout Louisiana and Southeast Texas.
With the help from a northern trough, Harvey will begin to lift northeast today and leave Texas and Louisiana tonight and into Thursday. It will pull in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico as it travels, so areas to its south will see widespread rain showers. This includes North Florida and South Georgia.
There is a wave just west of the Cabo Verde Islands that has a 90% chance of development in the next five days. It will move west-northwest at 15-20 mph across the Atlantic, where it could reach tropical depression status if it gains more organization.
-- Meteorologist Valerie Mills
You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.
Plus, you can get the First Alert forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.
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