ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center has issued an advisory on Tropical Storm Chantal.
Recent satellite wind data shows that a small low-pressure area more than 450 miles southeast of Halifax and Nova Scotia has acquired a well-defined circulation and is producing tropical-storm force winds.
The NHC said the system is moving eastward at 15 to 20 mph across the open north Atlantic.
The formation chance through 48 hours is near 100% and a formation chance through five days is near 100%.
News 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells said this storm will not be a threat to Florida.